MANCHESTER — Pep Guardiola has said he wants Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling to stay at Manchester City.
Sources have told ESPNFC that Atletico Madrid are interested in striker Aguero as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezmann, while Sterling is reportedly stalling on contract talks.
But Guardiola has said he does not expect to make many changes to his squad in the summer and expects the two to stay.
“I think it’s not going to happen,” he told a news conference when asked about the possibility of Aguero moving to Atletico. “My desire is it will not happen, but I don’t know.
“Last season, I said maybe 1,000 times that Sergio will stay until he decides his time is over.
“I said it many times and i say it again, but in football you never know.”
On Sterling, Guardiola added: “The club, chairman and myself want him to stay a long time, renew his contract — but we are going on holiday in a few days.
“We all want him to stay as long as possible.”
Jonathan is ESPN FC’s Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.