Man City to fund summer spending spree with mass clear-out

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/06/2017

Manchester City is reportedly hopeful of funding a large chunk of their summer transfer spree by raising money through a mass clear-out of their squad.

Cityzen has already spent £78m to bring in Monaco attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva and Benfica stopper Ederson to the Etihad Stadium this summer, and there are expected to be plenty more arrivals before the transfer window closes.

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Pep Guardiola is hoping of adding the likes of  Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker and Monaco defender Benjamin Mendy, with Kylian Mbappe of Monaco and Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez are also possible targets for the Manchester City.

According to the Manchester Evening News, City is prepared to spend up to £300m on new players this summer, but  City will try to raise half of the funds by sales of players.

Enes Unal’s move from the Etihad Stadium to Villarreal has already brought in £12.5m, while Manchester City hope to get £25m each for English goalkeeper Joe Hart and Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho

Manchester City will also try to offload Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasir, and Wilfried Bony on a permanent basis after all three spent last season out on loan.

Fabian Delph and Nolito are also expected to leave the Etihad Stadium for around £15m each in the mass overhaul. while Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero and Jesus Navas have all been released.