Manchester City are confident Pep Guardiola and his players will remain at the club despite their Two-year Champions League Ban, MySportDab reports.
Guardiola spoke to the squad before training on Saturday and urged them to remain focused ahead of their Champions League match against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
City’s future playing in the Champions League is unclear after UEFA gave them a two-year ban for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations between 2012 and 2016.
The Premier League champions have submitted an appeal already to contest the verdict.
Their appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and rival clubs want that process done fast to provide clarity.
Raheem Sterling is still the only city player to have publicly committed his future to the club.
Real Madrid are still interested in a mega-money move for the England forward this summer.
However, Sterling does not want the uncertainty over City’s ban to affect his performance going into the end of the season.
Aidy Ward, who represents Sterling since the player was at school, said: ‘Raheem is fully focused on Manchester City and is not interested in any talk of transfers at the moment.’
The news will come as a boost for Guardiola, who needs Sterling committed to the club and in form if City are to hopefully win the Champions League this season.
MySportDab understands Guardiola is ready to honour his contract until the end of next year, despite having a clause to leave in his contract at the end of this season.
Manchester City Chief executive Ferran Soriano cancelled a skiing holiday to attend a meeting, where he detailed the next steps following UEFA’s investigation and an outcome that City had expected.
Players were asked to stay calm over their futures, a message was also sent to agents.
Sterling, Bernando Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are among key players whose potential availability will alert the top European clubs.
Only three first-team players in Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero, and Fernandinho are out of contract at the end of next season.
David Silva has revealed his intention to leave the Etihad in June, while 14 players in the squad have three or more years left on their existing contracts.
Premier League clubs will now wait for the outcome of City’s appeal before demanding they be stripped of their 2014 title.