Samir Nasri intends to stay at Manchester City so he can work under Pep Guardiola, reports The Sun.
The French midfielder played a limited role in Manuel Pellegrini’s final season at the Etihad, but since Guardiola’s appointment, he has wanted to remain at the club regardless.
The pair will now sit down for clear-the-air talks on the former Arsenal player’s future.
Nasri fears that, with the influx of new players Guardiola is bringing in, the former Barcelona boss will have no room for him in his midfield.
His form has been relatively mediocre since he joined the club five years ago, scoring just 18 goals.
City signed Nasri because of the pace he offered Arsenal’s attack, but he has struggled to reproduce that form in the north-west.
The problem with Nasri’s new stance is that very few players would want to leave now that Guardiola’s in charge, but some will inevitably have to make way.
And given that Nasri is already on the cusp at City, the talks could well end in his departure, regardless of whether he wants to stay or not.