Man City plan to raise £40M from summer clearout

Manchester City will seek to clearout their fringe players this summer.

Manchester City will seek to clearout their fringe players this summer.

Forgotten man Roque Santa Cruz, on-loan at Real Betis, can go for a knockdown ­ £1.5million, as he is on £90k a week and under contract for another two years, says the Daily Star Sunday.

City will take just £1m for left-back Wayne Bridge, 31, on loan at Sunderland and another outcast on £90k a week with just over a year left on his deal at the Etihad.

But City want £10m for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 28, who is with Spurs on a season-long deal.

Tottenham want to make that a permanent transfer but his £170k weekly pay packet – after his £25m move from Arsenal – is an issue at White Hart Lane.

If Carlos Tevez makes his expected exit, City could bank around £40m from the sales of those four - and save £550k a week (£28m a year) in wages!

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