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Pep: I don't want to sell Ortega

Back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega is expected to start Manchester City's European Super Cup clash with Sevilla on Wednesday amid interest from German giants Bayern Munich.

"It would be a problem to lose him first of all because of the quality," Guardiola said of Ortega, who joined from Arminia Bielefeld last summer.

"We bring him here because (head of goalkeeping) Xabi Mancisidor sent me the clips and said 'this is a keeper that maybe we need'.

"I didn't know him. He was playing for a side relegated from the Bundesliga and I saw him and said 'ah, looks good'. But since day one I said 'what a keeper we have'.

"You know how many important games he played and how he saved us. We don't want to sell him, we don't want to loan him. We need him.

"But like many cases it depends on three parts because after that if we lose Stefan two weeks out (from the end of) the market, we have to go pick up a keeper and it's not easy now.

"You have to pay transfer (fee) and it's not easy. We want him. I am sorry but we want him."

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