Manchester City are happy to offload their English players this summer.

The Manchester Evening News says City squeezed a concession out of Uefa and will be allowed 16 'free' players and just five 'home-grown' for their Champions League squad, despite being punished for breaches of financial fair play rules.

It explains why City have not made efforts to keep out-of-contract English players Joleon Lescott and Gareth Barry, while Micah Richards, Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair will leave.

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