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Kompany targets seventh heaven at the Etihad

VINCENT Kompany has set himself the target of winning seven successive Premier League titles with Manchester City after committing his future to the club until 2018.

The City captain, who signed a new six-year contract at the Etihad Stadium last week, led Roberto Mancini's team to the club's first top flight championship since 1968 last season.

Kompany's decision to sign a new deal came despite interest in his services from Barcelona.

But with Mancini's team billed as favourites to retain their title in the coming season, despite the lack of new arrivals so far this summer, Kompany admits he is determined to see the club justify their status and build a trophy-winning dynasty.

"I won't get another 20 years out of my career, unfortunately. I probably have 10 more years at best, so I want to win as much as possible." Kompany said.

"I have signed a six-year deal, so there are six titles possible within those years, and you know what -- I want to get them all.

"It probably won't happen, but we will see in six years' time. I will try everything for that."

Outside of Manchester United, only Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have retained the league title since the inception of the Premier League.

But Kompany insists that Mancini's team is ready to take on the challenge of delivering sustained success to the Etihad.

"That's the aim." Kompany said. "We've achieved something now and people will expect the same.

"We have a competition on our hands, though, that is clear. You can clearly see all the other teams have reacted to what happened last season and come out stronger."

Although City have yet to boost their squad, Mancini has identified Arsenal captain Robin van Persie as his primary target.

Meanwhile, it was revealed that Manchester City's players shared in a £6.2million win pot for claiming the club's first league title. The players received £11,472 for each league appearance. Joe Hart was the only player to feature in all 38 of City's league fixtures, earning him £446,212.