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Manchester City Transfer Rumors: Nasri, Bony, Mangala set to leave this week

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Three players who won't get too much action on the pitch will go somewhere else

Manchester City v West Ham United - Premier League Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

As we enter the final hours of the summer transfer window, teams are trying to move players in and out quickly before time runs out.

Manchester City got all the players they wanted early, so now they're looking to find new clubs for current first teamers who aren't on Pep Guardiola's plans. Three of them are the most rumored at the moment, so we'll take a look at their most likely destinations.

Samir Nasri

Guardiola surprised the world on Sunday when he introduced Nasri as one of the substitutes during City's Premier League win against West Ham. The Catalan manager was rumored to want no part of Nasri after the Frenchman arrived at training camp overweight. Samir did not play a single preseason game, and his first 15 minutes under Pep came on Sunday.

Pep actually said in the press conference on Sunday that Nasri has a chance to stay at the club after seeing Samir on training once he got back to an ideal weight. But staying at City might not be Nasri's favorite option.

"Yes, there could still be movement. It depends on a lot of things in fact. There's been a lot of speculation. Things that are true. Things that are false too because they've never shown me the door or anything like that.

"But I said 'everything depends on what's up there [in your head] and your desire'. So we'll see. We're going to sit down, discuss it and see what's to be done."

Source: MEN

According to multiple reports in England and Turkey, Nasri was very close to joining Besiktas on loan, but Sevilla have entered the race and could be getting Samir, who prefers to play in a more competitive La Liga.

Eliaquim Mangala

The Frenchman is definitely not on Pep Guardiola's plans. Unlike Nasri, he didn't come into training camp overweight or didn't do well in training. Pep just doesn't see him as a fit to the squad and with the arrival of John Stones and Aleks Kolarov impressive performances at center-back, there is just no place for Mangala.

Mangala has been linked with a loan to his old club FC Porto, and City are prepared to pay the player's full wages if that's what it takes to have him out of door.

Wilfried Bony

The Ivorian striker is still a big Premier League commodity despite failing to impress ever since arriving at the Etihad last year. Bony is still admired because of his Swansea performances, and at least three Premier League teams are in for the 27-year-old.

West Ham United are the strongest link, but Stoke City and Everton have also joined the race for Bony, with Ronald Koeman's side looking for a backup to Romelu Lukaku. The Toffees could offer close to £20 million to sign the player, says the Mirror, but City might accept a loan as well, given that Everton would pay Bony's wages.


The great thing about these rumors is that we're getting answers soon. The window closes on Wednesday, and the future of these three players will be known by then.