According to the Mail Online, Man City may be looking for offers for Matija Nastasic in order to free up more funds as they look to land the signature of FC Porto man Eliaquim Mangala.
With mountains of talent everywhere on the pitch, it is hard to establish just where to improve this City team but it looks as though Manuel Pellegrini may be moving players on in order to make other positions stronger.
Nastasic only made 13 league appearances for the Blues last season, hampered by injury for much of the season. A move away from Manchester could be a good move personally for the 21-year old Serbian international due to the stiff competition the team already possesses in this department so it may be the right time for Nastasic to move on.
In an article by the Daily Express, reports say that Man City could be considering selling Alvaro Negredo, also in connection with freeing up funds for the Mangala transfer.
It can be argued that there is probably more cover at the back for the Blues but Negredo would likely have a higher price tag if he were to depart the club. Negredo missed out on joining up with the Spanish World Cup squad, a surprise to many with Fernando Torres picked ahead of him; the Chelsea frontman is not seen in the same light as he once was.
With Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko his stiffest competition for a place in Man City’s starting line-up, the Spaniard still has a very good chance of making an even bigger impact than he did last season; earning lots of admirers for his goalscoring ability.
Whoever Pellegrini decides to move on, it’s not going to be an easy decision due to the talent that both players possess, however with the amount of cover that they currently have at the back, this writer believes that if a player must be moved on it should be Nastasic.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.