Manchester City are more accustomed to welcoming new arrivals than seeing big-name talent depart.
In the past, the Citizens have reluctantly parted ways with Brazil international Robinho, and tried in desperation to offload Carlos Tevez.
The Citizens cannot rest on their laurels. Now is the time to improve their squad, but, before doing that, they have to part ways with some less established squad members to find the space for new signings.
This slideshow will assess some of the biggest rumours that have been circulating around the press in recent weeks.