Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra is putting his ENTIRE squad up for sale.

The Daily Express says Shinawatra, who is already set to sack manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, is apparently so disgusted with the team's performances in the second half of the season that he wants a massive clear-out, including young stars such as Micah Richards, Michael Johnson and Joe Hart.

City's owner, it is understood, has written a letter to each member of the team conveying his feelings.

He has put all contract talks on hold and wants to start next season from scratch with a new manager and new players. All this has prompted deputy chairman John Wardle, who is distraught at the crisis, to apologise to the players for selling the club to Shinawatra.