Guardiola wants Gundogan to stay at Man City

Guardiola wants Gundogan to stay at Man City

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has announced the desire to keep Ilkay Gundogan at the Etihad next season. 

Reports have linked the German midfielder with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer - but Guardiola says City have not received any news that Gundogan could depart.

The 31-year-old has one year left on his existing deal at Manchester City and whilst there has not been much talk of a contract extension, recent reports have hinted at a potential departure for the two-time Champions League finalist at the end of the season.

"If you ask me personally, the club, I want Ilkay here next season," the Spaniard told a press conference. "There is no idea or intention next season that Ilkay can't be here. 

"If he wants to leave or wants a new experience, as a club, we don't know it."

Manchester City can wrap up a fourth Premier League title in five seasons with three points against Aston Villa on Sunday, with Gundogan expected to be available after starting his side's 2-2 draw against West Ham last week on the bench.

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