As Manchester City embarks on the last three games of the season with the Premier League title on the line, it's hard not to look forward to the impending summer transfer season. With or without a title, the tumultuous season of the Blues is likely to wreak havoc on their roster.
We look through the prime candidates looking to find a new home in the offseason. Though most of these protagonists have spoken about their desire to stay with the team, the decision may not be in their hands come summer.
The Italian striker finally fell out with Roberto Mancini at the end of the season with yet another stupid ejection from a game. It seems Balotelli will be on his way back to Italy come the summer transfer season to return to Inter Milan or to go to A.C. Milan.
Hargreaves was released earlier this year after seeing little time with the Manchester team due to injury. Mancini has shown much displeasure in the past regarding the fitness level of Hargreaves, who has continued to prove him right.
With Gonzalo Higuain's exit from Real Madrid imminent, the Spanish team is looking to replace him with his fellow Argentinean. In a team dominated by distractions, Aguero looks like the one consistent player. His large price tag may defer the move ultimately (as will the promise of being the star), but he will likely be the most talked about player this coming off season.
Mancini has had problems keeping his team under control. Granted he's had to deal with two of the biggest drama queens in soccer in Carlos Tevez and Balotelli, but his botched approach to Tevez and Balotelli may cost City the title. If they can save the title this year he may have earned another year, but otherwise City needs to find a manager that can better deal with the ego of its stars.
If anyone can take up the load that is Tevez's contract, the striker will likely leave Manchester. The Argentinean has publicly stated he would like to go back to South America. With his latest resurgence with the team, Tevez has stated he would like to stay but it may not be in his hands.
Edin Dzeko could see a move out of the club as City tries to gain some economic footing to replace some of their problematic strikers. Dzeko has hardly been happy with the minutes he has soon and would likely welcome a move to another team in Europe where he would be better appreciated and coached.
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