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Pep Guardiola shoots down claim of £223million release clause in Kevin De Bruyne’s Manchester City contract


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 interview

De Bruyne was said to be available for any club willing to cough up £223million according to Guardiola, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

Is De Bruyne worth £223million
 

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.

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.

The Belgium international has played 143 times for Manchester City
 

“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.”

 

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