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Hughes: Corluka staying put

14 Aug 2008 - 07:48:18

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has vowed to keep Croatia defender Vedran Corluka at the club, following the collapse of a transfer to Spurs.

Doubts have been raised about Hughes' own future with the Citizens, but the Welshman is determined to drive the club forward in the coming campaign, with Corluka a key player.

Hughes told reporters: "Vedran's agent has a vested interest in his client, but the matter has been resolved.

"I have discussed the situation at length with Vedran and he won't be leaving the club. He is very much a Manchester City player."

On the subject of his own position at Eastlands, Hughes added: "I had a meeting with all the players the other day and the contents will remain private.

"But basically we needed to make the group aware that I am in charge and will make decisions that will affect players.

"If players leave, then that decision will be mine and mine solely. That's where we are and I think everyone understands the situation."

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