Man City clear £643,000-a-week off books

Manchester City have already slashed a massive £643,000-a-week off their wage bill since the January transfer window.

Manchester City have already slashed a massive £643,000-a-week off their wage bill since the January transfer window.

Carlos Tevez was the latest high earner to go – £198k a week – when he was sold to Juventus for £10m last week.

The January sale of Mario Balotelli to AC Milan saved City £150,000-a-week, while three out-of-contract players have also been released, says the Daily Star Sunday.

Wayne Bridge and Roque Santa Cruz were on £90k a week, while Kolo Toure - snapped up by Liverpool on a free - was on an astonishing £115,000-a-week at the Etihad.

All that adds up to an annual saving of more than £33 million.

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