Fabian Delph is at risk of being frozen out of the Manchester City first team fold if he fails to find a new club in the next fortnight, with the England international and City involved in a stand-off according to the Mail on Sunday.
City are hoping to sell Delph, 27, for £14million, but the midfielder is demanding a loan exit and doesn’t want to commit himself to a permanent transfer this summer.
Having spent so much in the transfer window and with Pep Guardiola wanting to cut down his squad, City prefer a sale and that has led to an impasse between the two sides.
It was thought that Delph would join Stoke City, but Potters boss Mark Hughes said on Friday, “We just can’t seem to get over it, so I’m not sure that one is viable for us to be perfectly honest but we’ll see.”
Delph has shown promise when on the pitch at City, but has been beset by injuries since joining from Aston Villa in 2015. And, according to the Mail on Sunday, it is for that reason that Pep Guardiola has lost patience with Delph.
The former Leeds man now has a fortnight to sort out his future or he risks playing little to no football in this World Cup year.