Pep Guardiola set to clear out Manchester City deadwood

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Manchester City are set to enter a new era as Pep Guardiola takes charge next season.

It's expected that a summer clear out will happen at the Etihad Stadium as the Spaniard shapes, what he will hope, a title winning squad.

It was announced earlier this year that Manuel Pellegrini will be leaving his managerial role at the Etihad in order to make way for Guardiola. Since then, City's season has derailed a little bit, and they still go into tomorrow's game against Swansea City needing a win to book their Champions League spot for next season.


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Numerous City players will be playing for their careers ahead of Guardiola's arrival, but here are five players who could be at risk of leaving the club this summer.

Wilfried Bony 

One of the biggest flop signings in recent memory. Bony has had a terrible time since joining from Swansea City in January 2015.

He was one of the league's most feared strikers during his time in south Wales, but the goals have dried up for him at Man City.

The Ivorian has had to settle being second fiddle to Sergio Aguero, but with the emergence of Kelechi Iheanacho this season, he is now considered the third choice striker at the Etihad.

He has scored just four times in 21 Premier League games this season and is likely to be moved on in the summer.

Fabian Delph

While Delph was a solid player for Aston Villa, it is a major step up in class to play for Manchester City.

Guardiola is likely to chase big names such as Paul Pogba, Isco, Radja Nainggolan etc.

If the Spaniard is to sign a big name in the midfield, Delph looks set to get lost in the crowd of star players, and may move on after just one season.

Willy Caballero

Caballero has had a decent career, especially at Malaga, but he's not quite Premier League quality.

As well as age and fitness both counting against him, Caballero cannot be seen as legit competition to Joe Hart's spot in the City goal.

Hart needs someone to really test him for the no.1 spot, and Caballero is not that man.

Jesus Navas 

Navas is a solid player on his day, but he's far too inconsistent.

He's featured heavily this season due to injuries to David Silva and Samir Nasri, but if the likes of Isco or James Rodriguez join, then Navas may leave to find first team football elsewhere.

The Spaniard hasn't set the Premier League alight as expected since his arrival from La Liga, with his final ball continuously letting him down. 

Martin Demichelis

Demichelis was a bit of a strange signing to begin with when he joined ahead of the 2013-14 season. The fact he is still at the Etihad is even stranger.

He has lost any pace he may have had, and lacks mobility, making him a risky choice.

Now aged 35, don't be surprised to see him leave and possibly return to his native Argentina.

With Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala as centre-back options, Demichelis is currently fourth choice.

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