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Negredo and Garcia facing City axe

ESPN staff
July 15, 2014
Alvaro Negredo scored 23 goals for Manchester City last season © Getty Images

Alvaro Negredo and Javi Garcia may be sold by Manchester City in order to make way for the imminent £32 million arrival of Eliaquim Mangala from Porto.

City are hopeful of landing the centre-back and Mangala was pictured at Manchester airport having reportedly undergone a medical.

But with City being limited next season to 17 non-homegrown players in the Premier League and 16 in the Champions League after breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, the signing of Mangala would push them over the limits and they may be forced to offload Negredo and Garcia.

Negredo has reportedly told City that he wants to move back to Spain having joined from Sevilla last summer for around £16m - scoring 23 goals in his debut season in the Premier League.

Garcia, who arrived from Benfica for £15.8m, is also in danger of being sold with Napoli reportedly monitoring the defensive midfielder.

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