Cape Town - Left-back Benjamin Mendy has been tipped to stay at Manchester City beyond the current campaign, after discussing his future with manager Pep Guardiola.
The France international feared he would be sold this summer after his career at the Etihad was blighted by injury ever since his £50 million arrival from Monaco in 2017.
Mendy has made a total of just 27 appearances in two seasons and is currently side-lined again after picking up a knock in the recent Champions League exit to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Citizens, however, are distancing themselves from the reports linking them to a move for Leicester City and England left-back Ben Chilwell, with club insiders stating Mendy is staying put.
The flamboyant 24-year-old has irked Guardiola with some of his antics off the field, although it's understood the pair have spoken in recent days and Mendy is still being backed to come good.
In addition, City are tying down fellow left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko on a long-term deal, providing Guardiola with further confidence he has adequate cover in both men.