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Guardiola categorically rules out Sancho return to Man City

Pep Guardiola has categorically ruled out the prospect of Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho returning to Manchester City this summer.

Sancho decided to leave the Premier League side for Dortmund three years ago amid a lack of first-team opportunities at the Etihad, with the winger having since flourished into arguably the most exciting young talent in world football at present.

The 20-year-old – who scored 17 goals and provided a further 16 assists in the Bundesliga this season – has been linked with a big-money return to English football, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool reportedly monitoring the star.

Reports had suggested that City could consider a move to bring the England international back to the club as Leroy Sane nears a move to Bayern Munich, though ahead of tonight’s clash with Liverpool, Guardiola has ruled out that prospect and says a deal for Sancho would ‘make no sense’ given his earlier decision to depart.

“No, no, no,” Guardiola said when asked about a potential Sancho return at his pre-match press conference. “He decided to leave, why should he decide to come back?

“We wanted him to stay like Eric Garcia and Phil [Foden] now. He decided like Leroy now, myself, I decided to move.

“It’s going to happen so when he decided to move to Dortmund, it’s not because he is going to decide to come back one year later.

“It would make no sense. He didn’t want to be here, so that is why he doesn’t want to come back here.”

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