Caballero: Pellegrini wanted me to follow him to Manchester City

The Malaga goalkeeper recently penned a new contract to stay at the club until 2017 after turning down interest from his former manager to join him in the Premier League
Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has revealed that he rejected the opportunity to follow Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

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The Argentine impressed last season as Los Boquerones reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League under the Chilean.

And the 31-year-old has confirmed that Pellegrini discussed the prospect of taking his former first-choice with him to the Premier League before Caballero decided to remain in La Liga.

The keeper told The Sun: "I talked with Manuel Pellegrini before he left Malaga. I knew of his intention to take me with him to Manchester City.

"But I was unsure whether he would stick with the same keepers he had already."

Caballero, who arrived at La Rosaleda from Elche in 2011, recently agreed a contract extension to stay at Malaga until 2017.