Pep: De Bruyne has €250m release clause

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is not for sale, and says the midfielder has a release clause of €250 million.

De Bruyne was the star man as City smashed a string of records in romping to the Premier League title under the Catalan’s leadership last term.

City are currently without the Belgium international due to a knee injury that is set to rule De Bruyne out of action until November.

And Guardiola intimated it could take a world-record fee to prise De Bruyne away from City, the 27-year-old having signed a six-year contract earlier this year.

“He’s very good. He’s a very dynamic player,” Guardiola said in an interview with Universo Valdano.

“[Leeds United boss] Marcelo Bielsa told me he was his favourite player. He does everything.

“The other day, I met his parents and you often understand how the children are when you know the parents.

“He’s an incredible boy. The clause is €250m. I’m sorry, he’s not for sale.”

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