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Guardiola Insists Aguero Will Not Leave Man City And Also Plays Down Move For Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has made it clear that Sergio Aguero is not leaving this summer.

Aguero is not leaving this summer.

The Argentine superstar has been linked with a move to Chelsea even though the Blues have agreed a transfer fee for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

However, Guardiola has rubbished such reports and claimed that he has never thought of offloading the Argentine striker and also played down rumours about a move for Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger is keen to keep Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal and not sell to rivals Manchester City.

Guardiola said: “Alexis plays for Arsenal, so Arsene said that [Sanchez will stay]. He knows more than me.”

“We have two really good strikers in Sergio and Gabriel [Jesus] so, in those terms, we are good. It’s not about a striker.”

“The problem was, last season, Gabriel was out for a long time and we would like to see both of them together.”

Pep never thought of selling the Argentine forward

“You know my opinion about Sergio. I said many times last season and I have not changed a word of what I said.”

“He is our player and he will remain here.”

Claudio Bravo drew huge criticism after a sloppy debut campaign at Manchester City and his place in the first-team for the next season has been under doubt.

But last month, he delivered a heroic performance – saving three consecutive spot-kicks to guide Chile into the Confederations Cup final as they outplayed Portugal in the semi-final clash on penalties. Now he is set to begin the new season as a second choice shot-stopper behind Man City new man Ederson.

Bravo had a error-prone debut campaign at Man City

Guardiola wants Bravo to compete with Ederson for a place in the first-team and played down rumours that Man City are eyeing to rope in Napoli keeper Pepe Reina.

Guardiola added: “No, no – we will go with Ederson, Claudio and the young players [goalkeepers],”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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