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Manchester City to lose two stars in £22m sales, but why?

What is going on at Eastlands? For some reason the media has really dug into Sven and the Man City team even though they are still having a great season – and now two of their young talents appear to be edging nearer the exit door.

Manchester City will sell Stephen Ireland to Sunderland for about £8m in the summer (The Sun). Sven faces a tough fight to keep Michael Johnson from Liverpool as Rafa considers making a £14m bid for the teenager (various)

Both Ireland and Johnson have been pivotal to the success that City have had this season and if they left it would surely send the wrong signals in terms of what Sven is trying to achieve. I have no doubt that Eriksson and the fans will do all they can to convince these two to stay. Let’s hope it works!

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