On is way? Ireland has asked to leave City
Ireland, player of the year at Eastlands in 2008/09, has grownfrustrated at a lack of opportunities under coach Roberto Mancini andhas asked City to invite offers from elsewhere.
City manager Mancini does not particularly want to lose Ireland but is aware the former Republic of Ireland international has become unsettled and has given the go-ahead for the 23-year-old to move on.
With City trying to persuade Aston Villa to sell England midfielderJames Milner and also showing interest in Everton's Mikel Arteta, theclub could certainly afford to be without Ireland next season.
However, there is some sadness at Eastlands that a player whoenjoyed such a good season during Mark Hughes's first year as Citymanager has become so unhappy.
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