Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has ruled out a move for former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.
The 32-year-old, who made 389 appearances during a 25-year spell with the Turin giants, had his contract terminated by mutual consent earlier this week.
When asked by Sky Sports News whether City would make an offer to Marchisio in response to losing De Bruyne to injury, Guardiola candidly replied: "No.
"First, a big comment for his career - he made an amazing career at Juventus and with the national team.
"In December, we are going to see what happens in the [next] transfer window but now the squad is the squad."
Marchisio, capped 55 times by Italy, made 20 appearances for Juve last season after recovering from a serious knee injury.