Manchester City poised for summer clearout

Roberto Mancini will offload up to eight of his current squad this summer in a bid to bring new faces to the Etihad Stadium, according to Mirror Football.

The Citizens are on the verge of lifting the Premier League title, and just need a win over QPR on Sunday to lift their first top-flight crown since 1968.

However, with the likes of Eden Hazard, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Robin van Persie in the big-spending club’s crosshairs, Mancini may be forced to sell to abide by Financial Fair Play regulations.

Some of the biggest departures will be out-of-form striker Edin Dzeko, reserve midfielder Nigel De Jong and temperamental winger Adam Johnson.

The newspaper indicate that defensive duo Kolo Youre and Stefan Savic may well also leave the club, whilst there is uncertainty over Aleksandar Kolarov’s future.

Added to this are three players out on loan who will be sold permanently – Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz and Wayne Bridge.

By Gareth McKnight