The outcome of Manchester City's appeal over their Champions League ban will influence whether Kevin De Bruyne stays at the club, according to Roberto Martinez.

Belgium coach Martinez knows De Bruyne well through the national team, and has also discussed the player with Pep Guardiola.

As it stands, City are banned from UEFA competitions for two years but have told their players that they are confident that decision will be overturned; the Court of Arbitration for Sport will hold a hearing on the matter next week.

Losing their stars has to be a concern for the Blues if they are not successful in their appeal even if Guardiola has stressed he will stay, and former Wigan and Everton coach Martinez believes it will have a "major say" in how De Bruyne and other players see their future.

“Of course, if Manchester City have a ban, he will take that into his decision-making,” Martinez told beIN Sports.

“Over the years he’s shown that if he’s happy somewhere he likes to stay and win things. But I think it’s going to have a major say what happens at the club if there is a ban.

“What’s going to happen with the manager and what’s going to happen with any future project?

“Kevin is a winner. I think he'll take everything into his decision. He'll take into consideration if there's a ban in the Champions League, if the coach and the manager that he has a fantastic relationship with is going to stay at the club.”