Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has refuted reports that Kevin De Bruyne has a release clause in his contract .
News was sterile that Kevin De Bruyne has a release clases in his contract has started making rounds of late after an earlier interview granted by Pep Guardiola.
Speaking ahead of City’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday, Guardiola clarified that he had in fact meant that, as far he is concerned, £250m wouldn’t be a high enough fee for the Belgium midfielder.
Asked if De Bruyne has a release clause, Guardiola said: “No I don’t think so.
“When Jorge Valdano (interviewer) asked me about selling (De Bruyne) for £250 million, I say no, but it’s my personal opinion.
“In England there are not release clauses so you have to negotiate with the club.
The injury, which was suffered on August 15, was initially predicted to rule him out of action for around three months, and Guardiola suggested that the prognosis remains accurate.
“He’s not fit for tomorrow but he’s progressing well,” Guardiola said.
The doctor said that he’s getting well. So hopefully the (prediction) for two-and-a-half months, three months (out injured) is going well