'They are talking': Guardiola angry at Bayern for constant Sane talk

Carrie Guzman
July 20, 2019

Pep Guardiola has admitted he is not sure whether Manchester City will sign a replacement for departed captain Vincent Kompany this summer.

Bayern Munich have upped their pursuit of Germany flier Sane.

City then beat West Ham 4-1 in sweltering Nanjing on Wednesday and face another test on Saturday when they face Wolves in the Asia Trophy final.

The 23-year-old is believed to have some doubts about how much he will play at City with the competition for places at the club.

'We want him, we are giving everything, but in the end, if he doesn't want, what can you do?

"The club made him an offer previous year but I said many times that I want people happy to be here", Guardiola said, quoted by The Mirror. Nothing. We know each other, we have tried, we will see what happens'.

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"He knows, they all know, it's hard because of the quality we have".

"But he knows - and they all know - it's hard due to the quality we have". And at the same time, I want people here to be happy. "But the desire to have him to be with us is always there".

"If they don't want, they go".

The Belgian left in the summer to take over as player-coach of Anderlecht. It will be spoken about when everyone comes back.

"Vincent was an incredibly important player on and off the pitch".

City's badly delayed flight, jet lag, punishing temperatures and promotional demands placed on his players while in China are all conspiring to make it a far-from-ideal pre-season for City.

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