The Telegraph are reporting today that Samir Nasri will be the first high-profile player to be shown the door by Pep Guardiola.
Rumours surrounding the player’s future have been rife since it emerged that Nasri returned to training overweight, with Guardiola ‘exiling’ any players who were unfit.
Nasri, 29, has been with the Blues since signing from Arsenal in 2011. Despite making just seven appearances last season due to injury, Nasri has played a key role in the recent success of the club, scoring the winning goal in the Capital One Cup final against Sunderland in 2014, whilst sealing the Premier League title with the winning goal against West Ham United during the same season.
The Telegraph claim that City want a fee of £17 million for the Frenchman, with Italian clubs AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma all interested in securing the former Marseille midfielder.
Whilst there has been no official word on whether Nasri will move on, he did not play a single minute of pre-season, giving a clear indication that he is not in Guardiola’s plans.
Nasri has won two Premier League titles and two Capital One Cups during his time in Manchester, and if he does indeed depart the club this summer, he will do so with our best wishes.