Manchester City face a bill of £55 million if they can't find buyers for seven of their high-priced players.
The People says the group - which cost over £70m - is headed by Craig Bellamy. If the fiery Welshman cannot be found a new home he will cost Blues £4.5m over the next 12 months.
Emmanuel Adebayor is another expensive misfit who wants out but is trapped by his £6m-a-year wages.
Wayne Bridge is back from a loan spell at West Ham and still has two years left on his £90,000-a-week deal. City's third-choice left-back will cost the club around £9m if he stays.
Nedum Onuoha, who earns £35,000 a week and has a deal until 2014, is being offered to Premier League clubs for £3m.