Pep Guardiola indicated that Manchester City would not move for Paris Saint-Germain striker, Kylian Mbappe. “You know where he wants to go,” the City manager said at a golf tournament in Spain on Monday, alluding to Spanish Real Madrid. The PSG striker has a contract until 2024 but has informed his club that he will not extend it, and he also plans to stay for one more season, so he can leave for free next summer. Mbappé, 24, turned down Madrid to stay at PSG when the Whites tried to sign him last summer.
Guardiola, speaking at the Legends Trophy tournament in Emporda, in his native Catalonia, also said City were fighting with his former team Barcelona over midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.
The German midfielder has no contract with City and Guardiola wants him to stay, but Barcelona are trying to lure him into La Liga.
“I know Barcelona are interested, and City are interested too,” said Guardiola, whose team won a historic Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble last season.
“I hope he stays with us. If he goes to Barça it would be an extraordinary signing. We are fighting for it to stay.
“I know that Barça loves him, that Xavi has called him many times. If he signs for Barça, I tell him that he will have a great time there.”
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