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Manchester City set to cut losses on £32m flop

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to sell both Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfred Bony this summer according to the Manchester Evening News.

The report states that the duo are heading towards the exit door after the Spanish tactician left the duo out of the squad which faced Arsenal over the weekend.

Following City’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Arsenal, Guardiola confirmed that both Mangala and Bony were fit and available but wanted them to remain in Manchester. However, Guardiola did say that he does’t have an issue or complaint about either player.

“Now, in that moment, they are players for Manchester City,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

“Of course, until something happens they will be a player.

“Same with Sagna, but Mangala came the last days and Bony, of course, would come because he made a very good pre-season but the problem was three strikers [were in the squad] and to come and maybe don’t play, it’s better to stay there training and that is the reason why.

“Bony is a really nice guy and he trained really good so I don’t have complaints about him.”

Mangala joined City for £32 million from Porto back in August 2014 according to the BBC. The France international defender’s position at the club has been cast in doubt following a string of defensive errors since joining.

Manchester City take on Sunderland in their opening game of the 2016-17 Premier League season which kick’s off this weekend.

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