Manchester City chiefs are exploring the prospect of an end-of-season tour of the US.

Roberto Mancini's stars have not been told about the trip and will be stunned to learn of the plans, says the Daily Star.

Most of the Italian's squad would have been planning to go on family holidays as soon as the season ends.

The champions are already due to tour the Far East before next season, after agreeing to take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong in July.