De Jong heading for City exit

31 August 2012 07:48

Nigel de Jong looks set to be the biggest name using the revolving door at Manchester City on Friday.

De Jong has been a big presence in recent seasons, even if he has struggled to find top form over the past couple of years, which have been blighted by problems sorting out a new contract.

Now the combative midfielder is on the brink of joining AC Milan, with the official Milan TV channel saying on Thursday night: "De Jong is on his way to Milan. The medical will be performed tomorrow."

It seems bizarre that the richest club in the world should be among those doing the most business amid the mad scramble of transfer deadline day.

City manager Roberto Mancini certainly did not want it this way, however, that is how it has transpired.

And as Great Britain Olympic star Scott Sinclair and Serbia defender Matija Nastasic are set to join from Swansea and Fiorentina respectively, others are on their way out.

Stefan Savic will not be missed too much as he heads to Fiorentina as part of the Nastasic deal.

City, who entertain Swansea on Saturday evening, have also been linked with big-money deals for Theo Walcott and Maicon.

However, it seems unlikely either man will have joined the Blues prior to Friday night's deadline as City remain determined to get somewhere close to meeting UEFA's strict Financial Fair Play rules.

Source: PA