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Man City facing incredible losses original spending spree

Manchester City are facing huge losses on their original spending spree.

The Sunday Mirror says Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor could leave on free transfers.

Kolo Toure, a £16m buy from Arsenal, can go for £5m. And £16m Nigel de Jong will leave for free when his contract runs out next year. Robinho, a £32m marquee signing who ­arrived when the Abu Dhabi United Group took over, was sold to AC Milan for £15m.

Craig Bellamy joined ­Liverpool on a free after costing £14m, while £12m Wayne Bridge will have his £90,000-a-week pay subsidised while on loan at Brighton.

Keeper Shay Given joined Aston Villa for half of the £6m he cost from Newcastle.

But Jerome Boateng was sold for a profit. He cost £10.5m from Hamburg but moved to Bayern Munich for £12.4m.

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