Who's under contract at Manchester City? This is the squad Pep could have to work with

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Pep Guardiola's arrival can't come soon enough for City, who must equal Manchester United's result to qualify for next season's Champions League. Here's what he could be left with...

Possible departures

Out of contract: Martin Demichelis, Richard Wright

Loans expiring: None

 

Arrivals

Pre-contract: None

Loan returns: Jason Denayer, Bruno Zuculini, Enes Unal

 

Under contract

(*denotes player's deal expires in 2017)

(**denotes player remains on loan until 2017)

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Willy Caballero*

Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta*, Bacary Sagna*, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Nicolas Otamendi, Jason Denayer, Gael Clichy*, Aleksandar Kolarov

Midfielders: Fernando, Fernandinho*, Yaya Toure*, Samir Nasri, Fabian Delph, Jesus Navas*, Kevin de Bruyne, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Manu Garcia*, Bruno Zuculini, Brandon Barker, Bersant Celina*, Patrick Roberts**

Forwards: Sergio Aguero, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfried Bony, Enes Unal

 

Areas in need of attention?

Perhaps more than anything, City's squad requires a lift and the arrival of Guardiola should deliver that. But the Spaniard will no doubt want to add to his squad, recruiting players who will adhere to a variety of his systems. A new centre-back and central midfielder are likely to feature highly on his list given Kompany's injury record and Toure's apparent lack of interest ahead of a possible summer exit. It may also be time to consider upgrades at full-back, on the wings and up front. Are Jesus Navas and Wilfried Bony good enough?

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