Mark Hughes looks to balance the books by shedding players from his large squad.
Manchester City are set for a massive clearout at the end of the season.
The Mail on Sunday says City boss Mark Hughes will try to sell Elano, Benjani, Felipe Caceido, Gelson Fernandes, Kasper Schmeichel, Jo and Javier Garrido, while Dietmar Hamann, Danny Mills, Darius Vassell and Michael Ball are all out of contract in the summer and will not be offered new deals.
He said: “We will look at the numbers and see which areas we are over-stocked on.” (tribalfootball.com)
So it appears that there is a price to pay for spending huge sums of money and that prices comes in the form of a huge summer clearout apparently. Quite a few of those named will not be a great loss to the club but perhaps Elano has earned himself something of a reprieve? Clearly Mark Hughes is keen to bring in new talent in the summer and given the sheer volume of strikers at the club it’s not a surprise to see three forwards on this list. Will the club be able to cope without Vassell though? Do City fans think the club can push on next season into the top six?