Manchester City transfer news: Pep Guardiola denies knowing Kevin De Bruyne's release clause

- Pep Guardiola has denied knowing Kevin De Bruyne’s release clause after the Manchester City manager appeared to reveal it in an interview De Bruyne, the Belgium midfielder, was said to be available for any club willing to cough up £223million according to Guardiola, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. Is De Bruyne worth £223million The former Barcelona manager is reported to have said: “He’s an incredible boy. The clause is €250million. I’m sorry, he’s not for sale.” The 27-year-old, who is City’s highest earner, was one of the best players in the Premier League last season as Guardiola’s side became the first team to hit the 100-point mark. Most read in Premier League Under construction How Tottenham's new stadium looks ahead of Liverpool game marc my words Mourinho's amazing rant about Man United ace Marcus Rashford - read in full LEFT OUT Jason Cundy explains why he thinks no Spurs players would make the Liverpool team Tipster Punter could win £1m by following Mark Wahlberg's Premier League match predictions Red rivals 'Talking about football is different to the job' - Klopp calls out Gary Neville JACKED West Ham could be without star summer signing for Everton clash Why? 'Rooney abuse has shifted to Harry Kane' - Allardyce fears Spurs star is new fall guy paper talk Monreal to stay, Spurs ace could agree deal, Man United wanted Chelsea starlet? POSSIBLE XI Will Son return? Who replaces Alli? Tottenham's predicted line-up vs Liverpool winks wonder Spurs ace 'like Iniesta and Xavi' but Pochettino says he must learn to focus He missed out on the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards to Mohamed Salah, but remains widely rated as the greatest player in the division. Making the release clause public knowledge could have been a worry for City as rival teams would know just how much they’d have to pay to prise the Belgium international away from the Etihad. However, Guardiola went back on his claims on Friday, revealing in a press conference he does not know De Bruyne’s release clause. The Belgium international has played 143 times for Manchester City “I don’t know what his release clause is,” Guardiola said ahead of Man City’s Premier League clash with Fulham. “The journalist asked if I would sell him for £250million and I said no.”

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