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Kevin De Bruyne can leave Manchester City next year, but only for this astronomical fee says Pep Guardiola

Kevin De Bruyne is free to leave Manchester City next summer, but only fee a fee of €250 million, according to Pep Guardiola.

De Bruyne moved to City from Wolfsburg in 2015, and has since established himself as one of the world’s most talented midfielders.

The Belgium international, who is currently out injured, was the Sky Blues star player was they marched to the Premier League title in record fashion last season – attracting keen interest from both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But Guardiola says either party would have to pay an astronomical figure of £223 million to lure him from The Etihad.

“He’s very good. He’s a very dynamic player,” said Guardiola. “Marcelo Bielsa told me he was his favourite player. He does everything.

“The other day, I met his parents and you often understand how the children are when you know the parents.

“He’s an incredible boy. The clause is 250million euros.”

Despite naming his price for De Bruyne however, Guardiola also insisted the former Chelsea star will not be leaving Manchester anytime soon, adding: “‘I’m sorry, he’s not for sale.”

De Bruyne signed a new contract with City back in January that will keep him at the club until 2023.

The deal also saw him become the club’s highest earner, with the 27-year-old making a cool £250,000 a week – a figure that can rise to £342,000 with bonuses and image rights.