Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is planning a major clear-out of players at the club, ahead of a planned splurge of up to £300 million on new players.
After the club failed to mount a sustained challenge for the Premier League title last season, Guardiola is determined to overhaul the playing squad, and several established names could depart. This would help to fund investment in new players, including potential marquee signings such as Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe.
Among the players set to be put up for sale by Guardiola include goalkeeper Joe Hart and striker Kelechi Iheanacho – both of whom would command £25 million fees, according to the Manchester Evening News. Others set to be shown the door are Elaquim Mangala (who could cost £18 million), Fabian Delph (£15 million), Nolito (£15 million) Samir Nasri (£10 million) and Wilfried Bony (£10 million).
If they go, it could help to fund bids for Sanchez, who City would hope to tempt Arsenal with a £50 million bid, and Mbappe, who could cost more than £100 million.
City have already spent £78 million this summer on winger Bernardo Silva and goalkeeper Ederson. Meanwhile, Enes Unal has departed for £12.5 million.
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