Several Manchester City players are unhappy about their game time at the club and would be open to moving away this summer, according to reports.
Despite winning the Premier League and reaching the Champions League final in another fine season, it is thought that a number of first-team names are frustrated with their own roles.
The Athletic claim Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte are all dissatisfied and that their feelings are shared by other team-mates, meaning a shake-up may be on the cards over the coming weeks.
The sensational report says that the disgruntled group of players would ‘consider’ leaving in the window, or even ‘actively push’ for a transfer. City are believed to be willing to offload stars that don’t want to be at the Etihad.
Although the club did reach the showpiece in Porto at the weekend in their hunt for yet more trophies, the discontent among some players stretches back before the final – and the situation remains the same.
City are preparing for a lavish spending spree now the season has ended, an intention they held ahead of their Champions League showdown. Regardless of the defeat, Pep Guardiola is expected to be heavily backed.
City will need funds to make their dream signings, and any money generated from the sales would be put towards the shopping spree.
As also revealed by Sportsmail, City are actively pursuing Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish as their No 1 target in midfield. That deal would cost upwards of £100million, however, and Villa are keen to hold out for the hefty sum.