Shakhtar coach Lucescu tells Fernandinho to reject Man City

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has urged Fernandinho to reject Manchester City's attempts to prise him away.

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu has urged Fernandinho to reject Manchester City's attempts to prise him away.

City are reluctant to pay £23m for the 27-year-old but Lucescu insists Fernandinho will only be sold if his release clause is met - which is almost double that.

"If City want to [sign Fernandinho], the clause is £42.3m," Lucescu told Pro TV.

"If our players receive offers from teams higher than Shakhtar, we do everything possible to help them. Currently, I think Manchester City are not at our level."

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