The Daily Mirror is tipping French club Monaco to make big money moves to sign Samir Nasri and Carlos Tevez from Manchester City which could start the implosion of the English club.
If these two players are allowed to leave at the end of the season then it wouldn’t be a surprise in the slightest to see Roberto Mancini walk away from the current Premier League champions.
They are two of the most influential players at City who have struggled this season as they have been inconsistently selected, which has produced inconsistent performances.
Their departure could trigger a whole host of top stars at City looking for a way out as there could be a mass exodus when a new manager comes in. This in itself risks the immediate stability of several players’ positions in the team.
The rumours originally started from global football site goal.com with the claim that Monaco would table a £35 million bid for the pair.
Bear in mind this is a first, straight up cash bid, which means that Monaco are more than likely prepared to go to closer to the £50 million mark in order to secure the high profile players.
Many City fans would question the logic behind a move to Monaco but for Nasri, it would mean a return to France, his home, whereas for Tevez it would mean a move to one of the most glamorous parts of the world.
Tevez has had a well documented dislike Manchester as a city so it may not take too much persuasion to get him to commit to such a move considering the he, and Nasri, will both continue to be extremely well paid.
Both players may desire constant Champions League football which is the only stumbling block from a professional point of view because Monaco are currently a Ligue 2 team, on the verge of being promoted to Ligue 1.
There, a duel between themselves and big spending PSG could become a fascinating battle.
If City allow the move to happen and they also lose Mancini, then there will be a lot of upheaval involved which may put off a few managers from taking the top job at the club.
Several managers being considered for the position may wish to walk into a club where the majority of the squad is still in tact, which makes it easier to make slight adjustments and allow one or two certain players to leave.
Losing Tevez and Nasri may not be disastrous, as the money would be invested in new players, but it would mark the beginning of a new project.
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