- Pep Guardiola has revealed Kevin De Bruyne's release clause to be £223m
- The Belgian midfielder was an important squad member of City's success story last season
- Guardiola is determined to keep hold of De Bruyne who is recovering from knee injury
Belgium star and Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne have a stunning £223million release clause inserted in his current deal claims Citizens boss Pep Guardiola.
According to a UK Sun report, quoting Universo Valdano, the Spaniard while speaking on the qualities of the 27-year-old, who is recuperating from a terrifying knee injury, also noted that the star forward is not up for grabs.
De Bruyne was among the top performers at Manchester City as the Etihad dwellers claimed the Premier League silverware last term.
"He's very good.
"He's a very dynamic player. [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 (£223m).
"I'm sorry, he's not for sale,” the former Barcelona manager was quoted as saying by Universo Valdano.
Interestingly, De Bruyne is one of the few City stars that have penned a new long-term extension.
The Belgium midfield star sealed a new five-year contract valued at £260,000 a week at commencement of the year.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling is demanding a substantial £100,000 raise in his current £175,000-a-week deal that will expire in 2020.
According to a UK Times report, representatives of the Three Lions forward and Manchester City chiefs, will be locked in discussions over a new deal in the coming days.
The England international appears settled at City, but will not be asking for parity with the Citizens best-paid player, Kevin De Bruyne.
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