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Manchester City round-up: Hart and Mangala linked with exits, Toure to stay

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City icons Joe Hart and Yaya Toure could leave, whilst three more have left the club on loan moves.

Manchester City's former number one 'keeper Joe Hart could be heading for the Etihad exit door after being dropped for the first game of the season against Sunderland.

The 29-year-old lost his place to Willy Caballero with new manager Pep Guardiola believing the Argentine has better ability with the ball at his feet.

According to the Express, Guardiola has told Hart, capped 63 times by England, that he can leave this summer. A season-long loan to Sevilla is one option while Everton are interested in a permanent switch.

Manchester City's Joe Hart warms up with Willy Caballero before the match

If Hart were to leave the club that he has represented 347 times, a replacement would be needed. 

According to Manchester Evening News, that man would be Barcelona's Mexican stopper Claudio Bravo. 

Despite having a €42 million release clause inserted into his contract, City believe they could tempt the Catalan giants with an offer of around half that amount.

The 33-year-old has been Barca's number one for the past two seasons, appearing 69 times in La Liga.

However, they feel 24-year-old German Marc Andre Ter Stegen is more of an asset due to his age, and after expressing his concerns over a lack of playing time towards the end of last season, are keen to keep him at the club. 

Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi look dejected at the end of the game

Meanwhile, surplus to requirements central defender Eliaquim Mangala could end his Manchester nightmare by moving to AC Milan or Valencia, report the Daily Star

His agent Jorge Mendes, is working on a season-long loan to the San Siro, with a view to an £18 million move next summer.

However, City would prefer that the £32 million flop left on a permanent, and Valencia could provide that option once Shkodran Mustafi's deal to Arsenal is concluded. 

Another player not in Guardiola's plans is Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony, who the Daily Mail report could be closer to a deal with his representatives in Manchester this week.

However, it is thought that Yaya Toure will stay and fight for his place despite being left in England as his team travel to Romania for the Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.

The 33-year-old City legend has one year left on his reported £220,000 a week contract, and it is highly unlikely another club would offer such a lucrative deal.

Manchester City's Brandon Barker (C) in action

Two players have left City though, albeit on loan moves. Young winger Brandon Barker has joined teammates Ashley Smith-Brown, Thomas Agyepong and David Faupala at Dutch club Nec Breda. The two clubs have struck a partnership that will see between four and six Elite Development Squad players spend time on loan in the Dutch second division this season.

Manu Garcia has also left City on loan, joining newly-promoted La Liga side Alaves. The 18-year-old has failed to appear in pre-season and will initially ink up with the Spanish side's B side, before being integrated into the first XI.

And finally, Spanish club Gimnastic de Tarragona claim that 22-year-old defender Pablo Mari has signed for City. He has made 90 appearances for the first-team after signing from Mallorca and will immediately join second division outfit Girona, who are part-owned by Guardiola's brother.

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