Man City set for January firesale

Mancini has been backed by the club’s owners, to sell £50million worth of players in January.

Shaun Wright-Phillips, Wayne Bridge, Shay Given and Roque Santa Cruz are all expected to leave Eastlands.

A City source told the Sunday Mirror: “All talk that Roberto has lost the support of the players is being based purely on the word of a group of players that have no future at the club and their hangers on.”