Pep expects Sane to stay at Man City.

City boss Guardiola expects Sane to stay at the Etihad.

Guardiola says Man City's desire to keep Leroy Sane was "always there". [Getty]

Pep Guardiola expressed his desire to keep Leroy Sane at Manchester City and he is keen on making the Germany international the best.

Sane has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer, but the German club haven’t been able to strike a deal with the Premier League champions.

When asked if he expected Sane to stay at the Etihad Stadium, the City boss said as Sky Sports reported: "Yes." And then added: "The club made him an offer last year. As I said many times, we want people happy to be here. We are going to help him to be the best.

"We know his potential and what his level is. He has a special quality difficult to find around the world.

"He knows, they all know, it's difficult (to play regularly) because of the quality we have.

"But, at the same time, I spoke to the club 10 times (to say) I want people here to be happy. If they don't want, they go. The desire to have him to be with us is always there."

Asked for clarification on whether Sane would stay, Guardiola said: "I answered the question, and I was really clear."

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