Manchester City

Man City stars want midfielder to be sold


Pep Guardiola has an early problem to contend with on Manchester City’s pre-season tour of America.

The Daily Mail report that several members of the squad aren’t happy with Samir Nasri’s inclusion and want him out of the club as soon as possible.

The Frenchman spent last season on loan at Sevilla, but even that was marred by a doping scandal.

Guardiola plans to sell the 30-year-old once he can find a buyer, though in the meantime he has been training and playing for City.

The former Arsenal man’s mood is reportedly so low that he is rapidly becoming an outcast.

A source told the newspaper that Nasri has an “arrogant attitude” and it remains to be seen whether he’ll play any part in their second friendly against Real Madrid.


Selling the midfielder is not going to be straightforward whether he features in Guardiola’s plans or not.

The scandal surrounding ‘Drip Doctors’ – the name of the clinic where he is accused of potentially breaching doping rules – means he could face a ban of up to four years if found guilty.

Few clubs are going to want to take a gamble on him as long as that is hanging over his head.

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