The Bayern Munich defender has suffered from persistent injuries but is now fit and had been linked with a reunion with his former coach in the Bundesliga

Pep Guardiola has denied reports linking Manchester City with a move for Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber.

The Germany international has suffered from frequent injury problems but is now fit, and Kicker claimed on Friday that he was set to join an English club on loan for the rest of the season.

City have been named as a potential suitor due to Guardiola’s ties with Bayern but the Catalan dismissed the speculation after his side’s 5-0 victory over West Ham.

“I know Holger, he’s a fantastic guy, but he’s a Bayern Munich player,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday night.

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