A disappointing season for Manchester City might yet be tempered by an FA Cup victory, but they will no doubt look to reinforce their squad in the summer, and some players should be let go.
Starting at the front with their strikers, Manchester City will most likely move on one of Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez, with Sergio Aguero rightly untouchable as their best forward. Of the two Dzeko seems more likely to leave after never really settling into a starting place since his move from Wolfsburg, although City might still come to regret never getting the best from the Bosnian if he ends up at somewhere like Dortmund.
In midfield, City have a few players who should be looking for new clubs this summer. Scott Sinclair's signing seemed a little odd at the time, and he has barely featured this season. The much derided Samir Nasri could also be on the move, with his inconsistency a perpetual frustration for City's fans. They might also need to look at a replacement for Gareth Barry, who has been an important player for them this season but who, at 32, is on the downslope of his career.
At the back, City might need to freshen up their options considerably, with Joleon Lescott and Kolo Toure linked with moves away from the club. They look well set for options in the full back positions, with Micah Richards recently returning to back up Pablo Zabaleta on the right, and Maicon could be allowed to leave the club as a result.
Manchester City still arguably have the best squad in the Premier League, and the fact that they have slipped so far behind Manchester United in the title race suggests their manager has not been best utilising his resources. Roberto Mancini could well be moved on this summer as well as several players, as City look to remould the club to challenge on all fronts next season.
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