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Report: Man City don't want to sell 'incredibly beloved' star; Citizens don't plan on opening contract talks

Manchester City have no plans to sell Ilkay Gundogan during this transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

The publication is claiming that the Citizens are happy with his current contract situation.

Reports in recent days have claimed that the midfielder delayed contract talks with the club. Gundogan has two years left on his contract with no discussions planned over the summer.

The Germany international has been courted by Barcelona, who are said to be keen on the ace. The Catalan giants are on the hunt for a central player after missing out on Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint Germain.

Pep Guardiola called Gundogan an ‘incredibly beloved‘ player.

Celtic fans left short-changed by Sky Sports once again

TBR View: Gundogan contract situation neither hurts nor benefits Man City

Man City operate in a robust way in the transfer market meaning Gundogan and his contract situation neither hurts or benefits them.

Pep Guardiola is always on the look out to improve his squad. That has been his mantra since he stepped foot in the club back in 2016.

There has been an eagerness to improve the squad no matter what is occuring at the Etihad Stadium. This has been the case at a number of positions, including fullback and centre-half.

You’d imagine it wouldn’t be any different in central midfield. With Gundogan only possessing two years on his contract, his situation isnt a perilous one for Man City.

The likelihood is they’ll just fork out big money for a replacement whenever Guardiola feels the need for further recruitment.

It may open up the possibility of the club’s top scorer in the Premier League to leave on a free. But, when you’re as wealthy as Man City, it’s of little relevance.

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