Man City to take 50 million pound dip in selling players

Friday, November 19, 2010

LONDON - Manchester City chiefs have decided to take a 50 million pound dip on selling five players.

The club will listen to offers in the January transfer window for Emmanuel Adebayor, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Roque Santa Cruz and Jo, The Sun reports.

Mark Hughes, City boss Roberto Mancini’s predecessor, signed all six stars at a total cost of 87.5 million pound.

But few have figured regularly this season and Mancini fears the presence of some of them is having a negative influence at the club.

City chief executive Garry Cook and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak discussed the transfer window with Mancini before flying to Abu Dhabi to meet owner Sheikh Mansour for a board meeting, The Sun reports.

City will take the biggest hits on strikers Adebayor, 26, and Santa Cruz, 29.

Adebayor cost 25 million pound from Arsenal but is available for 12 million pound after failing to score frequently following his move in July 2009.

Paraguayan Santa Cruz, meanwhile, was an 18 million pound buy from Blackburn but will be up for grabs for four million pound, the paper reports.

Left-back Bridge cost 12 million pound from Chelsea in January 2009 but City will now accept five million pound.

And then there is winger Wright-Phillips, 28, who returned for a second spell at City following an 8.5 million pound move to Stamford Bridge in August 2008. (ANI)

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