Pep Guardiola feels no worried and remains confident Kevin De Bruyne will sign a new contract with Manchester City.
A proposal for a new contract agreement is on the table and with De Bruyne already committed to the club until 2023, neither side feel in a rush to agree to the extension.
Guardiola when asked if he was worried De Bruyne had not signed a new deal, He replied: “Absolutely not. I’m pretty sure he will stay but at the same time, we have to respect the process.
“I can’t say what is going on because I haven’t spoken with Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) but he knows how we appreciate him, not just as a football player but as a person, how important he is for the club.
“I’m not worried but in the end, it’s his decision. Hopefully, it’s going to finish well.”
“We don’t have strikers,” he said. “Gabriel (Jesus) and Ferran (Torres) have Covid, De Bruyne have to play in the false nine position against Chelsea, Raheem (Sterling) can play there but I prefer to play him wider instead of a central position.
“We don’t have many alternatives. Sergio (Aguero) is still not completely fit. We found, of course, Bernardo (Silva) can play there but we decided to play Kevin.
” looking unto the next game, it will be another situation. We will see.”