Pep Guardiola denies talk of €250m Kevin De Bruyne release clause

Pep Guardiola

Despite going gown early, Fulham refuse to be intimidated by City's attacking threat and on the 20th minute, they nearly benefitted from Schurrle's run but after doing well to find Vietto, he took too long to makes a decision, allowing City defenders to fall back in shape. "Today we had many, many clear chances to score and we need to work at scoring more".

"Our aim is obviously to build on the achievements of the previous year", Al Mubarak, City's chairman since the club was bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, said in a statement.

Regarded as one of City's all-time greats, Silva won the club's Player's Player of the Year award in 2011-12 and the overall award in 2016-17.

Manchester City went with an extremely experienced lineup - with its mascots - for its English Premier League match against Fulham on Saturday.

De Bruyne is recovering from a knee ligament injury picked up in training, which is expected to keep him out until November, although Guardiola says his recovery is "progressing well".

Nearly exclusively, Bernardo Silva has played on the wing during his time with City.

The Premier League champions published their accounts for 2017/18 on Thursday which show turnover has hit £500.50 million, a 44 per cent rise in five years and a near six fold increase in the 10 seasons since Arab billionaire Sheikh Mansour bought the club.

Guardiola's second season saw him win the title and break records with Manchester City.

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"City wanted me. They had been calling me since December, asking me to come and play for them", he said.

While Silva has enjoyed plenty of success at City, his time at the club has not been without challenges.

The 32-year-old has represented on City on 349 occasions so far, winning eight trophies along the way. I'm going to coach a national team if I'm given the opportunity and they want me.

City have made an unbeaten start to their title defence, but a draw with Wolves means they sit two points behind Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford.

Sane, who was voted the Premier League's best young player by his fellow professionals last season, only amassed 29 minutes of action in City's first three games of this campaign.

"I don't know what his release clause is", he told a news conference. It depends how I feel physically and mentally.

"I give a lot of credit to Fulham, Fulham ask a lot from us, from them because they want to play", he said.

"But we'll see how things go in two years and take it all from there", he added.

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