TRANSFER DEADLINE PREVIEW: Tevez finally heading for Manchester City exit

TITLE TILT ... Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

TITLE TILT ... Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will use this transfer window to trim down his squad and get rid of the players who are now surplus to requirement at the Etihad Stadium.

Carlos Tevez is one of those player’s City will try to offload, after the Argentine striker was told he has no future at City. If Tevez is to leave, City’s will trim around £200,000 a week off their wage bid.

Tevez’s destination seems to be Italy with AC Milan most likely to secure his signature. AC Milan want Tevez on loan with an option to buy in the summer, however City are wanting to sell him in January. Closer to home, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is making no secret of his desire to sign Tevez.

If City are going to buy they are most likely to strengthen their defence and midfield as they look to fill the void left when some of their squad head to the Afrcia Cup of Nations.

Man City’s main target is believed to be Daniele de Rossi. The Roma midfielder seems to be stalling over a new deal and the Italian club could take the opportunity to cash in. Mancini is fan of Rossim who would be the perfect replacement for Yaya Toure, who is likely to star in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Possible Ins:

Daniele de Rossi from Roma; Jan Vertonghen (£10m) from Ajax; Eden Hazard (£25m) from Lille; Cheick Tiote (£20m) from Newcastle

Possible Outs:

Carlos Tevez (£40m) to AC Milan; Wayne Bridge to Arsenal; Nedum Onuoha to Bolton; Nigel de Jong (loan) to QPR; Stefan Savić (loan) to Sporting Lisbon or Roma

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