Pep Guardiola: Bad news for Arsenal and Manchester City with manager 'close' to agreeing Bayern Munich extension

Reports in Spain state that Guardiola has grown to love live in Munich

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Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is close to agreeing a two-year extension to stay at the club, according to reports in Spain.

The former Barcelona boss has been linked with Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea in recent months, with his contract set to expire at the end of this season and some talk that he may wish to leave Bayern.

But, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, the 44-year-old has "adapted perfectly to life in Munich" and "loves his daily work" with the current set of players.

The report also states that his family share the same feeling.

Guardiola does one day want to manage in the Premier League, but that time has not come yet and despite there being "several offers" on the table, no others have been contemplated so far.

Sport report that should Guardiola sign an extension, he will be handed greater control of the club.

They also state that Arjen Robben and Franck Robery, two notoriously difficult players to work with, losing prominence in the team - with Douglas Costa and Robert Lewandowski now the main stars - has been "a revelation" for Guardiola.