Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is facing the Champions League axe.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini has to submit his 21-man squad for the competition by midnight.
Club sources were refusing to reveal who has been left out, with UEFA due to reveal all clubs' squads on Wednesday, says the Daily Star.
The arrival of Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea in January meant another foreign star has to go.
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