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Man City boss Guardiola reveals De Bruyne buyout clause: He's Bielsa's favourite

Man City boss Guardiola reveals De Bruyne buyout clause: He's Bielsa's favourite

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

While speaking to former Real Madrid player and manager Jorge Valdano on his new talk show, Universo Valdano, Pep Guardiola says he wants to make a return to Barcelona.

'(Leeds United boss) Marcelo Bielsa told me he was his favourite player.

De Bruyne, who joined City from Wolfsburg in 2015, signed a six-year deal at The Etihad in January.

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

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City have barely missed De Bruyne's influence, but did drop points in a 1-1 draw with Wolves in their third league game of the season. The clause is €250million.

After working with the youth sides, Guardiola was named first-team head coach in 2008 and went on to achieve significant success with the club.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he would be interested in coaching at the worldwide level. "I'm sorry, he's not for sale". "I'm not saying I'm brilliant or saying I'm ideal", he added.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how players of Premier League champions Manchester City were banned by their coach Pep Guardiola from using their mobile phones in all working spaces in training. "I'm well protected, I don't feel judged".