Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will offload local pair Stephen Ireland and Nedum Onuoha this week.

The Mail on Sunday says Onuoha will follow Ireland out of the Manchester City door this week as Mancini reconciles bringing in new players while picking a 25-man squad under new Premier League rules.

Onuoha's likely destination is Sunderland, while Ireland will be a makeweight in James Milner's switch from Aston Villa.

That deal, which values Milner at £26million, is expected to be completed in the next 48 hours and, after that, City will concentrate on tying up £21m Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli.

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