PEP GUARDIOLA closed the door on a Manchester City return for Jadon Sancho this summer.
The England winger, 20, left for Borussia Dortmund three years ago after snubbing an Etihad contract.
He is desperate to return to England this summer — and City have the right to match any bid that is accepted by the Germans.
But Guardiola says it would make “no sense” for them to link up again with their former academy star after he left under a cloud.
It leaves the way clear for rivals Manchester United to seal a move, although they are reluctant to meet Dortmund’s huge £100million asking price.
Guardiola was asked whether he might consider a swoop for Sancho now that Leroy Sane’s switch to Bayern Munich is confirmed.
But the City boss said: “No. No, he decided to leave, why should he come back?
“Like Leroy Sane now or myself when I decided to move . . . it’s going to happen.
“So when he decided to move to Dortmund, it’s not that he’s going to come back. It would make no sense.