Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Leroy Sane will leave the club this summer if a deal can be agreed with another club after he rejected a new contract.
City have had a contract offer on the table for Sane for some time, but the German is yet to commit his future to the club amid interest from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
Now, Guardiola has confirmed that Sane has told the club he does not intend to sign the contract, meaning he will leave the club either this summer or next.
The former Schalke 04 star is out of contract next summer, so City would have to sell him in the coming transfer window in order to receive any fee for the winger.
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Speaking ahead of City’s clash with Burnley, Guardiola said: “Leroy said he doesn’t want to extend the contract so it means he wants to leave and it is going to happen this summer or when he is out of contract.
“The club have talked to me, they’ve offered two or three times to extend his contract, he rejected so it means he wants to play in another club.
“If at the end of this season we arrive at an agreement with another club, he is going to leave.
“If not he will stay one more year and leave when out of contract.”
Sane was an unused substitute in the 3-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday as he made his first matchday squad of the season following his long-term injury.
And asked why the winger didn’t come off the bench, even with five substitutions now possible, Guardiola said: “We are in the first game, the part of the game, the first two games against Arsenal and Burnley. It was so important to get our points to confirm us for qualification.
“Qualification for the Champions League is like a title, now we are 15 points clear from fifth and it was a good sign to win against Arsenal.
“Leroy was a long time away. He is training without pain and that is a good sign. We have a bigger squad right now, everybody is fit and I am going to take a decision. It depends on many reasons. I depended that moment the way we were training – Bernardo [Silva] and Phil [Foden] played incredibly and they were not selected – I will try to move the team, some will play more than the others and I will try to let them play.”
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