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City ready to sell Bridge and Onuoha

18 December 2011 02:17

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed he is willing to sell defenders Wayne Bridge and Nedum Onuoha in the January transfer window.

Former Chelsea left-back Bridge has made just one appearance for City this season, whilst Onuoha, who can play across the back-four, has had only two League Cup outings.

Even with regular left-backs Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy out of Sunday's clash with Arsenal, Bridge is not getting a look in and Mancini has admitted the England international is well down the pecking order.

"We have a problem at left-back. My choices are Stefan Savic, Pablo Zabaleta, Joleon Lescott or Karim Rekik, a young player. It is important to get it correct," Mancini said.

Mancini also admitted City want Bridge and Onuoha to leave permanently rather than on a short-term deal as the club's hierarchy are trying to reduce the wage bill.

Mancini added in the Sunday Mirror: "If we take a player from another club, we pay a lot of money, yet other clubs want to take players from us on loan. It is not correct.

"Onuoha and Bridge are good players and I hope we can find a good solution for them in January.

"I hope for them that they can find good clubs who will pay for their value and they can continue to play football."

Source: AFP