Manchester City intend to sell Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala and will listen to offers for the pair, reports Sky Sports.
Pep Guardiola is believed to be happy with his squad and is not planning a major overhaul, but these are two who clearly aren’t in his plans.
On Tuesday, City were forced to announce their squad for their upcoming Champions League play-off, and neither Bony or Mangala featured.
Neither player’s expected departure comes as much of a surprise.
Bony has scored just six times since moving to the Etihad from Swansea in a £25million deal. The Ivory Coast international hasn’t really been given enough game time either, struggling to displace Sergio Aguero and now Kelechi Iheanacho in the first team.
The signing of Nolito will only make it more difficult for him, so it may be best for him to move on from the north-west.
Mangala is in a similar position following the arrival of John Stones. The centre-back was originally signed as part of the solution to the ongoing Vincent Kompany dilemma, but he hasn’t proven himself to be of the quality of the injured captain.
Guardiola hasn’t ushered in a cull like Jose Mourinho has across the city, but he’s making it clear he will be ruthless as he aims to get the Sky Blues back to the top of the Premier League after last season’s mediocrity.