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Pep Guardiola issues transfer threat to Real Madrid over pursuit of Manchester City star

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly threatened Real Madrid over their transfer pursuit of England winger Raheem Sterling.

The 22-year-old is enjoying arguably the form of his life this season, with the Daily Mirror claiming his desire not to hurry talks over a new contract has alerted Real Madrid.

Sterling could be a superb addition at the Bernabeu, especially with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema looking past their best this season as the team struggles in La Liga.

Still, Don Balon insist Guardiola is having none of it, and has warned the Spanish giants away from Sterling or any other of his players.

Raheem Sterling in action for Man City

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling is a rumoured transfer target for Real Madrid

The report claims the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is willing to make life difficult for Madrid by moving for Isco if any of his players are destabilised.

The Spain international has shone for Los Blancos and could fit in perfectly in this City side, though they arguably don’t have any particular need for a player of his style right now.

Kevin De Bruyne is performing just as well, if not better, than any other similar player in his position in Europe right now, while City also have the likes of David Silva and Bernardo Silva in that area of the pitch.

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