26 Dec

Pep Guardiola shoots down claim of release clause in Man City star’s contract

first_img revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? whoops England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most read in Premier League The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Pep Guardiola has denied knowing Kevin De Bruyne’s release clause after the Manchester City manager was claimed to have to revealed it in an interviewDe Bruyne was said to be available for any club willing to cough up £223million according to Guardiola, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings SORRY latest predicted The former Barcelona manager is reported to have said: “He’s an incredible boy. The clause is €250million. I’m sorry, he’s not for sale.”The 27-year-old, who is City’s highest earner, was one of the best players in the Premier League last season as Guardiola’s side became the first team to hit the 100-point mark. He missed out on the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards to Mohamed Salah, but remains widely rated as the greatest player in the division.Making the release clause public knowledge could have been a worry for City as rival teams would know just how much they’d have to pay to prise the Belgium international away from the Etihad.However, Guardiola went back on his claims on Friday, revealing in a press conference he does not know De Bruyne’s release clause. Is De Bruyne worth £223million 2 changes The Belgium international has played 143 times for Manchester City gameday cracker silverware Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? “I don’t know what his release clause is,” Guardiola said ahead of Man City’s Premier League clash with Fulham. “The journalist asked if I would sell him for £250million and I said no.”last_img read more