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Pep Guardiola Puts Manchester City Midfielder Up For Sale [Sky Sports]

New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to listen to offers for Samir Nasri, it is being reported this morning.

Sky Sports are today claiming that the 29-year-old has been told he can leave the Etihad, provided any interested parties are prepared to pay the club’s asking price of around £17m.

The former French international midfielder returned to pre-season training overweight, as confirmed by Guardiola himself, and was made to train alone in what the manager at the time insisted was simply a bid to restore him to peak physical condition.

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 24: Samir Nasri of Manchester City in action during the pre-game training ahead of the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Olympic Sports Centre Stadium on July 24, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

However, the move by Guardiola to isolate the player – even temporarily – led to increased speculation that he would look to move Nasri on in the coming weeks, and now that speculation seems to have been accurate.

Italian sides Roma and AC Milan are, as per the report, interested in signing Nasri. Inter are also apparently keen, though the change in manager this week may have an impact on the transfer plans of the Nerazzurri.

Nasri arrived at Manchester City in a £25m deal from Arsenal in 2011. However, his time at the club has been disrupted by a string of injuries and serious question marks regarding his attitude.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: (L-R) Jesus Navas, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri of Manchester City pose with the trophy after the Capital One Cup Final between Manchester City and Sunderland at Wembley Stadium on March 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

In all, he made just seven Premier League appearances last season, and the £37m arrival of German international Leroy Sané will have done nothing for his chances of nailing down a staring spot under Guardiola. David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are all also seen as more preferable options in the Man City starting lineup.

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