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Pep Guardiola says he wants to extend Brahim Diaz's stay at the Etihad Stadium in the midst of rumors linking the 19-year-old.

Pep Guardiola says he wants to extend Brahim Diaz's stay at the Etihad Stadium in the midst of rumors linking the 19-year-old.

Pep Guardiola hopes that Brahim Diaz will stay in Phil Foden's footsteps in Manchester City and not with Jadon Sancho, who has left Borussia Dortmund.

The Spanish U21 midfielder on Thursday showed two goals in the City's 2-0 victory at Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Diaz – signed from Malaga at the age of 14 – has contracted in summer and is linked to the transition to Real Madrid, but Guardiola is curious to stay in the city.

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will do its utmost to keep Brahim Diaz

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will do its utmost to keep Brahim Diaz

"We want to do so," confirmed Guardiola. "If there is a bid on the table, I do not know because I'm not involved.

"When I talked to the sports director, Txiki [Begiristain], we talked about the player and our idea. We can share our ideas. Sometimes we agree, sometimes not.

"After it disappears, and I really do not know this process.

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"But the fact is that we want Tosi to happen [Adarabioyo] in the past, Lukas Nmecha or Phil Foden.

"Every young player we believe in our perspective, we believe in our perspective.

"We want to stay longer because, of course, 17, 18 or 19, they are not yet football players."

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If Diaz leaves, he follows Jadon Sancho's footsteps, who left Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017 despite the fact that Guardiola wanted to stay.

The transfer to the Bundesliga has so far been a success for Sancho, who soon got himself into Dortmund and broke into Gareth Southgate England.

Guardiola acknowledges that it is difficult to convince talented young players to stay and be patient if the city's crowded team is limited.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola feels Kevin de Bruyne, after the midfielder's new knee has been injured after returning to fitness.

The boss of the city said: "We wanted to go to Jadon Sancho but did not want to stay, what can we do?" Nothing, so good luck and all the best: it's a market, that's what it is.

"Sometimes at Manchester City we go to other clubs and buy players, that's what.

"We are trying to take care of them, strive for the best education and provide them with the best opportunities and a good environment, and we are trying to do everything we can to do.

"But in the end, both sides should want to. Sometimes the club will continue to play because it is not good enough to go through.

"We are all aware of all the boys, and then the mothers, fathers and mothers are influencing this, but we do not mind the club.

"Of course there are other European troops who want great talents and we accept that."

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