Manchester City won’t be selling Leroy Sane this summer.
The winger has been heavily linked with a return to Germany this summer after finding himself in and out of the team at the Etihad Stadium under Pep Guardiola last season.
With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery no longer at the Allianz Arena, signing at least one replacement is a high priority for the Bundesliga champions ahead of the new season.
But it won’t be Sane.
Earlier in the week Bayern conceded defeat in their attempts to lure the winger back to Germany and now the City boss has confirmed Sane won’t be going anywhere.
“Yes.” Guardiola said when asked if Sane will stay. “The club made him an offer last year. As I said many times, we want people happy to be here. We are going to help him to be the best.
“We know his potential and what his level is. He has a special quality difficult to find around the world.
“He knows, they all know, it’s difficult (to play regularly) because of the quality we have.
“But, at the same time, I spoke to the club 10 times (to say) I want people here to be happy. If they don’t want, they go. The desire to have him to be with us is always there.”
This latest development could be bad news for Chelsea.
The Bundesliga giants have been interested in Blues wonderkid Callum Hudson-Odoi and, according to reports, recently had a bid in the region of £20m bid rejected by the west London outfit.