manager says he hopes Leroy Sane stays at the club, adding have been talking about their interest in the winger “for a long time”.

The champions previously said they would make a bid for the 23-year-old German in the summer.

At a news conference on Friday, Guardiola said he had not spoken to anyone from Bayern about Sane.

“Leroy is our player and hopefully he can stay,” the Spaniard said.

“For a long time they talk about their interest.”

Former international Lothar Matthaus told ESPN on Wednesday Sane could be “the new face” of .

The winger came on as a substitute in City’s 4-1 pre-season win over on Wednesday in China.

He has two years remaining on his City contract, having joined the champions from Schalke in 2016.

When asked if City could buy a new centre-back to replace Vincent Kompany, who joined Anderlecht as player-coach in May, Guardiola said: “There is a chance but I don’t know if it is possible.

“We are so happy with the squad we have. I don’t know what is going to happen until the end of the market.”