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Manchester City and Jason Denayer at an impasse over his future

According to Belgian outlet DH.be, Jason Denayer may be a part of Pep Guardiola’s future plans despite suggestions to the contrary.

Denayer has attracted the attention of numerous clubs this summer, interested in taking him on loan, the latest being Premier League side Sunderland. David Moyes has insisted that Sunderland go all out in order to seal a move for the young centre-back, but City are not enthused about loaning him out for a third successive season, particularly with Eliaquim Mangala at the exit door and Martín Demichelis also gone.

A loan deal would mean that Denayer would get valuable first team experience, potentially in the Premier League, but City would like him to stick around in order to learn Pep Guardiola’s style of play. Adapting to Pep’s demanding style is pivotal for his future in Manchester and City want this to happen now rather than later on, with club staff viewing him as an important player for the years ahead.

Members of the backroom staff have justified Denayer’s lack of involvement so far by saying he needs to learn Pep’s style, but the Belgian’s entourage remain unconvinced, as does the player himself.

Another interesting point within the report is that Denayer has suffered from a “small groin injury”, making him unavailable for selection. With days remaining in the transfer window, the 21-year-old’s future must be clarified quickly.

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