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Bravo will stay at Man City after rejecting offers from around Europe

11:32 IST 19/04/2017
Claudio Bravo Manchester City
The Chilean has had a difficult debut season in English football and is unpopular with many of his club's own fans, but is determined to stay

Claudio Bravo has rejected several offers from clubs around Europe and is determined to stay at Manchester City, Goal can confirm.

Bravo should stay at City

Bravo has endured a difficult debut season in English football and has lost his place as Pep Guardiola's undisputed No.1.

The Chilean was dropped from the City team at the turn of the year and, though he has recently returned to the fold, Guardiola insists he will choose his starting goalkeeper on a game-by-game basis.

City are keen to bring in a new keeper this summer, with Sunderland's Jordan Pickford and Benfica's Ederson potential options, but Bravo has no plans to make way.

Several clubs across Spain, Italy and Germany have enquired about Bravo's situation in recent weeks but they have been told in no uncertain terms that they will have to look elsewhere.

The 34-year-old is on a contract until 2020 at the Etihad Stadium and, as much as anything, his suitors would find it difficult to match his wages.

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Bravo is gradually learning English as he continues to settle into life on the outskirts of Manchester, where he lives with his wife and four children. 

His youngest daughter, Ema, had health problems when the goalkeeper first arrived at City, but has now recovered and celebrated her first birthday earlier in April.

Bravo's son and other two daughters all speak English and attend the same school as the daughter of City forward Nolito.

The former Barcelona keeper has proven to be an unpopular replacement for Joe Hart among many City fans, and has been ironically cheered when he has made routine saves or catches in recent matches.

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But he has had no trouble with supporters off the pitch and part of the reason he is so happy in Manchester is that he can go out with his family without being troubled, as is the case in Chile and Spain. 

Bravo's intention to stay is likely to affect the future of Willy Caballero, who is out of contract this summer.

City have been open to the idea of offering the Argentine a new deal, although it is believed the 35-year-old would only commit to the club for the final years of his career if he is likely to spend next season as No.1.