Pep Guardiola is clearing the locker room at Manchester City and four players are set to leave the club as soon as new club is found.
Jesus Navas, 30, seems to be at the exit door following the signing of Leroy Sané. Manchester City got plenty of talent on the wings, with Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Nolito and aforementioned Sané. Navas, signed for £17m in 2013, never really made a name for himself in City and has largely failed to reproduce his Sevilla FC performances. Sevilla now want him back, and AC Milan and Inter Milan are also interested.
Samir Nasri, 29, is training alone and the club is listening to offers for the offensive midfielder who signed from Arsenal in 2011 for £23.4m. A number of Serie A clubs are rumoured to be interested in the player as there has been no interest from the Premiership clubs.
Wilfried Bony is not counted on and has been offered in negotiations for John Stones but Everton wasn’t interested. The Ivorian forward scored 10 goals in 18 months at Etihad, but, truth be told, he wasn’t given a lot of opportunities in the shade of Sergio Aguero. The 27-year-old ex-Swansea striker could become one of the better strikers in the league provided he gets regular first team football. And that’s what Arsene Wenger intends to give him as Arsenal prepare a £30m bid for the player. Bony signed for Man City for £27.5m in January 2015.
Eliaquim Mangala, 24, signed for Man City from Porto in £42m in 2014 but it soon became obvious his good performances in Porto were due to teamwork and tactics, and he has failed to replicate the same performances in this two error-prone seasons at Etihad. He’s free to go but there are no interested clubs yet.
Bony, Nasri and Mangala have been omitted from the now already famous Champions League squad which included John Stones for the first time.