It was rumoured, all the more during the last week of the summer transfer window, but the man involved says he never took those rumours seriously, for the sole reason that he trusts Pep Guardiola.
I didn’t need to speak to Guardiola because I already spoke to him in the summer about pre-season. I didn’t have any negative thoughts or anything about it, I just woke up one day with England and didn’t believe a word of it, and I wouldn’t have until I spoke to the manager
Raheem Sterling told reporters in a Press conference, ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League game against Napoli.
It wasn’t something that I was worried about because Pep is an honest guy and he would’ve spoken to me before that, so I didn’t need to worry about it and I didn’t think about it for one minute
the England international said, confident that if the club and Guardiola wanted to send him to Arsenal, as part of a deal involving Alexis Sanchez moving from London to Manchester, he would have been told, informed, asked.
I signed for five years. I have two and a half years left and I see myself here, playing football here under a great manager and with a great team, so of course I want to stay. It’s a massive year for me, massive year for the team, I just need to keep building, keep working hard and go to the World Cup on a positive
the City winger also said, looking eager for what promises to be a very exciting season for him and the club.