Sources at Manchester City have claimed privately that Europe's biggest clubs know 'its not worth approaching them' for their best players, according to a report from the Evening Standard.
Recently, it was reported by Sky Sports that Real Madrid were looking into making a formal approach for Raheem Sterling, involving a £70 million sum as well as Gareth Bale making the switch to the Etihad as part of the deal. These rumours were quickly denied by representatives on the side of the Welshman, while Manchester City were reported to have 'laughed off' the idea of the deal.
Following on from these reports, James Robson from the Evening Standard now suggests that privately, Manchester City sources have said Europe’s giants know it’s 'not even worth approaching them' for their best players – City simply won’t sell.
Another point of note from the report, was the topic of Leroy Sane and his potential move to Bayern Munich in the upcoming transfer windows. The German winger may prove to be the exception to this claim by City sources, however despite the the 23-year-old entering the final two years of his current deal at the Etihad, City officials still demand £137 million.
Most notably, Raheem Sterling is understandably 'priceless'.
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