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Manchester City Set to Sell £43.5m Quartet: So Says Ultra Reliable Journalistic Source

Eastlands side set to stage huge clearout according to well respected source.

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ROBERTO MANCINI is ready to dump £50million worth of talent out of Manchester City in the summer.
He will also demand full power over all transfers in and out of Eastlands.

Boss Mancini wants to sell Emmanuel Adebayor, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Bridge and Stephen Ireland.

A £50million bid for Fernando Torres will kick off his efforts to reshape the side.

The Italian is close to leading City into the Champions League for the first time and planning radical changes he regards as vital to help him lift the Premier League title in 2010-11.

Adebayor, 26, cost £25m from Arsenal last year and has hit 13 goals in 28 games.

Wright-Phillips, 28, returned to City in August 2008 for £8.5m from Chelsea.

Mancini has started him in only six games, while the player has been at odds with the manager on the training ground and with the club over a new contract.

Bridge, 29, cost £10m from Chelsea in January 2009.

His season has been hit by injury and personal problems involving his ex-fiancee Vanessa Perroncel and former Chelsea pal John Terry.

Midfielder Ireland, 23, has been with the club since he was 15. (The Sun)

Sometimes you read something in a newspaper and you are blown away by the sheer intelligence and accuracy of the report that you simply have no choice but to believe every single damned word you read. This is not one of those times.

I really would not see the sense or indeed likelihood of Roberto Mancini selling Emmanuel Adebayor. The Arsenal man arrived last summer and has done pretty damn well since he got to Eastlands. Forget what you might think of the Togolese international over the way he acted in his last season at the Emirates and how he angered many of his former club’s fans with an act of stupidity (when he ran the length of the field to almost cause a riot). 13 goals in 22 Premier League starts is pretty decent and he has formed a good partnership with Carlos Tevez to boot.

Stephen Ireland has of course had his problems, both on and off the field, but the attacking midfielder can make something out of nothing and I see no reason why Mancini would look to sell the 23 year old.

Granted Shaun Wright Phillips and Wayne Bridge have had their problems securing first team football at the club but that being said both have started more than half of the Premier League matches this term.

Best to consign this source’s “story” to the “not going to happen” file. Oh, and the less said about the Torres idea the better. The Spaniard will never sign for Man City, I feel quite confident in that statement.

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