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Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News is reporting Monday that Matija Nastasic, Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti could all be set to exit the Etihad before the transfer window closes.
Nastasic will have no shortage of options given his reputation. His first season at City saw him put in a string of assured displays, launching him from relatively unknown to a player considered one of the best young defenders in Europe.
Richards, though, has a poor injury record, and clubs currently seem reluctant to push through a deal for a player they can't guarantee will be fit for the majority of the campaign. He's known as a player capable of performing well at the highest level, but it's been two years since he's been able to prove that consistently after a run of bad injuries.
Pellegrini said after the win over Newcastle:
Matija needs to play. We already have important players here with four full backs, Demichelis, Kompany, Mangala and Boyata.
So we will see in the next few days what happens with Nastasic. He is an important player, but he has offers and I think the best thing for him is to play.
We will see what happens, but we have until the end of August to see what kind of offers we get for Matija.
That also goes for Micah Richards, who didn't want to continue here because he wants to play more - he had a contract to renew but didn't want it.
So we have three or four players extra - Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti are also important players, but I don't like to have so many in the squad.