There is increased speculation that Roberto Mancini is set to be replaced by Manchester City.

The Sun says unsubstantiated reports in Spain suggested Manchester City have agreed a deal with Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini to take over next season.

Bookmakers slashed the odds to 10-1 ON after a rush of bets on the Chilean manager, 59.

Only last week Mancini admitted he has not received any assurances over his future - but insisted he did not need one as his relationship with chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak remained strong.

Pellegrini has spent the last nine years at Villarreal and Real Madrid before taking Malaga into the Champions League this season.