Barcelona star Sergio Busquets has admitted he would only leave the Camp Nou in order to play under future Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The revelations come just one day after reports in Spain claimed that Premier League giants, Chelsea and Ligue 1's Paris Saint Germain are interested in securing his services ahead of the summer transfer window.
The 27-year-old holding midfielder has become a crucial member of both the Champions League winners and the Spanish national team since Guardiola promoted him to the first-team alongside Pedro Rodriguez in 2008.
Mundo Deportivo reported earlier this week that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay €100m (£77.4m, $111.8m) to make him their marquee signing of the summer, but they could face stiff competition from both Chelsea and Manchester City.
The Catalan publication claimed that Guardiola is not likely to steal any players from his former side, but should Busquets himself decide he wants to leave the club, the manager will not hesitate in trying to secure an Etihad Stadium reunion.
Busquets has further added to the rumours, claiming he is happy at Barcelona, but admitting Guardiola could convince him to make the move to the Eithad Stadium.
"I have always said that there are only two people who can change my decision to stay here. One is my wife, and she supports Barcelona, so I do not think there is a problem on a personal level. From a sporting level, the other person would be Guardiola. It is clear that I owe him a lot and so for me to work with him again would be an honour," he said during an interview with ESPN.
"But he (Guardiola) knows that Barcelona are my club, and the best thing for me and for the club is that I stay at Barcelona, so I do not think he is going to ask me (to move with him)."
Questioned whether other Barcelona players could follow Guardiola to the Etihad Stadium amid reports linking them with the likes of Neymar and Claudio Bravo, he added: "Knowing Guardiola, I don't think that (he is going to sign any players from Barcelona because he is a Barcelona supporter)."
"But we have the example of Thiago. A player plays where he wants. But a player who is happy here, which is of crucial asset for the club, I am sure Guardiola is not going to try to sign him."
Just before Guardiola was officially appointed by Manchester City, Neymar also revealed that he would love to play one day under the current Bayern Munich manager.