Malaga have warned Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini off raiding his old club for Willy Caballero and Sergi Darder.

Pellegrini has been linked with Malaga keeper Caballero since Joe Hart's dip in form and the 32-year-old Argentine has a reported £17million buy-out clause in his contract.

The 19-year-old midfielder Darder is also said to be interesting the Citizens and although the teenager has made just 11 La Liga appearances for the Anchovies, he reportedly has a release fee of £34million.

Malaga's general manager Vicente Casado claims the Spanish club, who Pellegrini led to last season's Champions League quarter-final, are not interested in selling either player in January.

Casado told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: "We will not sell Caballero or Darder. We're just focused on building