Pep Guardiola unsure whether Raheem Sterling will commit future to Man City

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Pep Guardiola says he is unsure whether Raheem Sterling will sign a new contract at Manchester City.

The Harlesden-raised 23-year-old became British football’s most expensive player in 2015 when swapping Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium in a deal rising to £49m – a move which saw Sterling’s former club QPR bank £8m courtesy of a sell-on fee.

The England forward has yet to agree a new contact with just two years left on his current deal.

“There’s no doubt we want him,” the City boss said.

“He knows, his agent knows. We want him. Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) spoke with him.

“It’s clear since the first day I arrived we want him, but the deals are the deals, and the agents are the agents, and the players are the players.

“So, at the end I don’t know what is going to happen, but I assure you 100 per cent that the club, myself like a manager, sport director, even his team-mates, we want him to stay longer here.”