Pep Guardiola has confused Samir Nasri’s future even further by saying the France midfielder can stay at the Etihad.
The 29-year-old looked certain to be leaving Manchester as he was linked with a loan move to Besiktas.
But Guardiola’s latest comments seem to throw a transfer into doubt.
“Nasri can stay,” Guardiola said. “Samir arrived overweight but after seven days, 10 days, it was fantastic how he trained. His quality is on another level.
“It depends on him. If he wants to help us and stay to be part of something, it depends on him.”