Manchester City are launching a clearout this summer. The Daily Mail says City have already begun the process of making their salary expenditure more cost-effective from next season by instructing a number of third-parties to find buyers for a host of players this summer.

Players City are committed to offloading this summer are Maicon, Joleon Lescott, Edin Dzeko and Scott Sinclair.

The futures of Gareth Barry, Javi Garcia, Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri are also under review ahead of the summer shake-up.

Furthermore, City will make an instant £15million annual saving once Roque Santa Cruz, Wayne Bridge and Kolo Toure's contracts expire at the end of the season.