Premier League side ready to sell Expensive Etihad Stadium failure.
Manchester City are to listen to offers for Brazilian right back Maicon, as Pellegrini looks to slash the wage bill according to the Daily Mail.
Roberto Mancini signed the former Inter Milan defender last summer to help his Champions League push, but the flop has not looked the same since that fatal night against Tottenham in 2010 when Maicon met Gareth Bale for the first time – and then a second time a week later.
The former Brazilian international used to be a world beater in his day, but now he is third in the pecking order at Manchester City – behind Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards.
New manager Manuel Pellegrini does not see this order to change, and does not see the need for a third choice right back at the age of 31 to be on £100,000-a-week – hence his desire to offload the Brazilian international, potentially in a deal with Roma bringing Osvaldo to Manchester.
The Sky Blues are not the only Manchester club looking to sell a full back flop, as rivals Manchester United look to sell Alex Buttner to Turkish sides Galatasaray or Besiktas, whilst AS Monaco look to persuade Moyes to allow Patrice Evra freedom to move back to his home country.
City will now look to seal the capture of Real Madrid’s Portuguese central defender Pepe, although the two clubs are yet to agree a fee, whilst trying to offload English defensive midfielder Gareth Barry. The 32 year-old has been strongly linked to Arsenal, as various outlets have reported talks between Barry and the London club have begun, over a potential £4million move