Zabaleta signs new City deal

Manchester City's Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Zabaleta, who could play for Argentina at next year's World Cup in South Africa, arrived at City from La Liga club Espanyol in 2008.

"I'm delighted to sign because I'm so happy playing for Manchester City and I love living here," the 24-year-old told the club's website.