Manchester City continue to be linked with Harry Kane over rumors of a possible switch to the Etihad Stadium for the 27-year-old this summer.
The links connecting Kane and City have caught momentum ever since reports of the player asking Daniel Levy to let him leave this summer came out. Having said that, Manchester City are said to be the favorites to sign him despite the fact that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is likely to play hardball.
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Speaking to the Daily Mail, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hinted at some massive changes at the club come next season.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss opined that some players in the City ranks would be eager to move on and further their careers. This comes as no surprise because the quality that City holds at the moment and the depth of the squad are astonishing.
The likes of Aymeric Laporte, Gabriel Jesus, and Raheem Sterling in recent times have only had the chance to watch their side take the field in the big games from the sidelines. The Spaniard admitted that it is not a good feeling for the player involved but reiterated that it is natural to feel let-down when not selected in the XI.
Having said that, Nathan Ake is reported to be seeking a move away from Manchester City due to the resurgence of John Stones and Ruben Dias, who has been pretty much untouchable this season.
Sterling has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer as well. The Englishman has been warming the bench lately and it is highly unlikely that it is going to change in the UEFA Champions League final. Having said that, Guardiola may opt to start Sterling in the remaining two games in the Premier League, having already been crowned champions.
"“There are players that accept one typical situation in the team and there are other ones that don’t accept it,” he said.“When they don’t accept sometimes not playing, you can sustain that for one season — a short period — but not for a long period. It’s impossible.“In that position, we have to change. We’ll see at the end of the season. We’ll talk with them and we’ll be clear, they’ll be clear, and we’ll decide the best for the players.”“When you start to complain and complain all the time, another guy will take your position,”“In football, don’t wait. If you are not in the right moment there will be another guy who will take your position. The guys who move forward and are positive, football always rewards you.“They want to play in the final so they are nicer to me. Then I will make a selection and they will be how they are normally: grumpy and upset with me. That’s normal!”Source: Daily Mail"
The City boss also opened up on his mindset before selecting the XI that would take on Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final later this month and has said that he would be “cold” while selecting the XI.