Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed the club will not discuss a possible new contract for midfielder Fernandinho until the end of the season.
Fernandinho, who has in recent this season played as the center-back, sees his contract deal with City expire in June 2020. Guardiola will assess the players who are out of contract at the end of the season with David Silva and Claudio Bravo deals also expiring. Silva, however, will no longer be extending his stay after confirming he will leave the Premier League defending champions.
"There will be a need to regenerate. David has confirmed he is leaving. Fernandinho doesn't know, but its normal when players reach this age and stage in their lives. Of course, we have to replace them [if they leave]," he said.
"I think at the end of the season we are going to decide all the situations; the players finishing contracts, the players for contracts, what we have to do, what we believe is the best for the club, for the organisation next season."
"[If they leave] we don't have to rebuild too much. Three players is not rebuilding a team. That's bringing in seven players like we did in the second season when seven finished their contracts. Three players is just substituting some positions."