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Bayern's hopes of landing City ace have been hit

Bayern have been chasing the winger all summer after making him a top target, but striking a deal has so far proved difficult, and Sane actually started in 4-1 win over West Ham in the Premier League Asia Trophy on Wednesday. Sane impressed in the win and speaking afterwards, Guardiola made it clear the 23-year-old was a key part of his plans as he has the potential to do great things at City. Asked if he expected Sane to stay at the Etihad Stadium, the City boss said: 'Yes.' He 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.'

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