​​Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has vehemently denied reports he came close to moving to ​Juventus over the summer.

Guardiola’s City contract expires in 2021 and the former ​Barcelona manager has refused to rule out a move to ​Serie A in the future.

Pep Guardiola

When asked about the prospect, he ​replied, "Maybe.

“It was a pleasure to come to Italy to play, I had a great time in this country but I have to say that now I don't think about it because I'm fine in England, a great championship. I'm not that old."

When pressed about the Juventus rumours in the summer, he added, “Me at Juve? Everything fake.

“You had the wrong information. You have to do your job better."

Guardiola had a brief spell in Italy during his playing career, making 71 appearances for Brescia and Roma before moving to Qatari side Al-Ahli in 2003.

He was also asked about his decision to take Ederson off at halftime during City’s Champions League match with Atalanta.

“He was injured,” said Pep.

“I made so many mistakes in my career but I never replaced a goalkeeper without reason."

City travel to Anfield on Sunday where they take on current League toppers ​Liverpool in a season-defining clash for both teams. City have also not won in the league at Anfield since 2003, and Guardiola will be hoping to end that run with an important win.