Manchester City defender has decided his next club, but Blues’ asking price is an issue – report – City Watch

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Jason Denayer has decided he wants to remain at Galatasaray despite interest from a host of European clubs, Sporx reports.

The young Belgian defender has just completed his second loan spell in Istanbul and was part of Galatasaray’s title-winning team, along with former Manchester City midfielder Fernando.

And despite interest from the likes of Borussia Mönchengladbach, Girona, Lyon and ­Marseille, the 22-year-old is said to have made it clear that he favours a stay at the Türk Telekom Stadium.

There is an issue however, with Galatasaray wanting Denayer for a third loan spell because of financial issues at the club. This doesn’t suit his parent club City, who have decided to sell the player because his contract is up in two years and they feel now is the right time to cash in.

If Galatasaray fail to convince City to sanction another loan deal for Denayer, Sporx claims they will make a cash bid, but will push for it to be an affordable price.

City have set a price-tag of €10million (£8.8million) for Denayer, an amount Galatasaray do not want to pay, and they are hoping that the will of the player to stay with them will lead to a cut-price deal.

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