Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is expected to offload several senior players this summer. The Mirror says although Pellegrini has yet to make any firm decisions on which of the players he'll inherit from Roberto Mancini are surplus to requirements, the likes of Gareth Barry, Joleon Lescott, Scott Sinclair and Maicon are vulnerable.

Barry, Lescott and Maicon all have just one year left on their contracts and are likely to be sacrificed to help fund Pellegrini's freshening up of the squad.

Sinclair, marginalised by Mancini after last summer's surprise move from Swansea, is also expected to leave.