Manchester City are set to clear £250 million worth of talent out the door this summer. In a fire sale unprecedented in this and any other league over £200m worth of City talent will be up for grabs this summer.

The Observer says Carlos Tevez (cost, £47m), Edin Dzeko (£27m), Mario Balotelli (£24m), Aleksandar Kolarov (£19m), Kolo Touré (£16m), Adam Johnson (£7m), Stefan Savic (£6m) and David Pizarro (free) are in the frame as Roberto Mancini continues to strengthen a squad whose next challenge will be conquering Europe.

City's sale of the century will definitely include three loanees for whom they paid a combined £54.5m. These are Emmanuel Adebayor, currently at Tottenham Hotspur and who cost City £25m from Arsenal, Wayne Bridge (at Sunderland, who cost £12m), and Roque Santa Cruz (at Real Betis, who cost £17.5m).