Guardiola Dismisses Speculation
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s France international forward Kylian Mbappe.
Some outlets reported over the weekend that City could make a move for Mbappe as a possible replacement for Raheem Sterling. But speaking at a press conference ahead of City’s Champions League clash with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim this evening, Guardiola insisted there was no interest from the Premier League champions in the World Cup winner.
“That is not going to happen. Sometimes I don’t understand where the news comes from.”
PSG are currently being investigated by Uefa under Financial Fair Play regulations and Guardiola insisted that after the French side paid £160million to Monaco for Mbappe this summer it means a re-sale to City is out of the question
“Manchester City aren’t going to spend the money that Mbappe deserves, or that PSG deserves. PSG are not going to sell this kind of player to any other club in the world in the next years, I guess.” he added.
“Mbappe is not going to come here, we are not going to swap Raheem or another top player that we have.
“People should be more respectful of PSG and respectful of Manchester City.”