Manchester City Transfer Talk: Who's In, Who's Out

Alana NassiahCorrespondent IMay 14, 2013

Edin Dzeko is looking at his options outside of Manchester City.
Edin Dzeko is looking at his options outside of Manchester City.Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Some Manchester City players may be joining Roberto Mancini on his way out of the club. 

Most of the transfer rumors surrounding City in the past few days have focused on whether manager Mancini will return. Now that the team has announced on its official website that Mancini has been terminated, the search for a new manager can begin.  

City also have their eyes on a number of talent around Europe that can help bolster the team's chances in the UEFA Champions League and the Barclay's Premier League next season.

Here are the latest players linked with a move in and out of the Etihad.


Edin Dzeko

James Dickenson of The Express is reporting that Edin Dzeko may be on his way out of Manchester after failing to get consistent playing time. 

The striker has stated that all his options are open. 

Arsenal are known to be admirers of the Bosnian. However, the player has an interest in joining Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund will be on the hunt for a new striker this summer as star forward Robert Lewandowski has made up his mind about leaving the Champions League finalists.

Dzeko would be a good fit at either Arsenal or Dortmund, but it remains to be seen whether City are willing to sell him.

With Mancini out, Dzeko may get more playing time under the new manager. But he will have to stick it out a while longer to find out.


Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez is being linked with a move to AS Monaco according to French publication L'Equipe (via ESPN). 

Monaco has been promoted to Ligue 1 next season and are looking to strengthen its scoring capabilities by adding a number of big-named strikers. Aside from Tevez, Atletico Madrid's Radamel Falcao has been linked to the club.

Supposedly, Tevez has held secret talks with the side and has already agreed to join them after the team offered him an annual salary of €10 million.

It is unclear how much the transfer fee for Tevez will be.


Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben could be on his way out of Bayern Munich, and City are apparently interested in attaining him, according to Simon Jones of The Daily Mail.

The Dutch winger is said to not be in incoming manager Pep Guardiola's plans for next season and is looking to find a way out of the club.

He has also said that he is unhappy with the amount of playing time he has received this season as numerous other players including Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller are chosen ahead of them.

With the addition of Mario Goetze for next season confirmed, Robben will most likely be affected and could see even less playing time.

Although Robben is selfish at times with the ball, he would be a good addition. 

He has a powerful, accurate shot and very good pace. He is also known as a playmaker and can deliver good balls forward if he chooses to pass instead of shoot.

Robben's price is estimated at £12 million.



John Drayton of The Daily Mail is reporting that City will bring in current Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini to replace Mancini.

Isco, the Spanish talent with many admirers across Europe, will join Pellegrini at the Etihad, according to Danny Griffiths of Metro.

Isco currently plays under the Chilean at Malaga.

Several clubs are interested in attaining the young midfielder including Arsenal. However, his £27 million release clause is expected to deter the Gunners.

Isco is an attacking midfielder known for his passing and has often been compared to current City star and fellow Spaniard David Silva.