Pep is unsure whether Raheem Sterling will extended his contract at the City despite the club making it clear they would like him to stay.

“There’s no doubt we want him,” he said. “He knows, his agent knows. We want him. Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) spoke with him so.

“It’s clear since the first day I arrived we want him, but the deals are the deals, and the agents are the agents, and the players are the players.

“So, at the end I don’t know what is going to happen, but I assure you 100 per cent that the club, myself like a manager, sport director, even his team-mates, we want him to stay longer here.”

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