By 90Min
July 24, 2017

Manchester City's inclusion of Frenchman Samir Nasri in their pre-season squad was a surprise, to say the least. The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Etihad Stadium and was shipped out to Sevilla last season. 

Manager Pep Guardiola is desperate to offload the midfielder and his inclusion in the squad's pre-season tour was an attempt to convince potential buyers to make a move, according to the Telegraph.

Nasri, who moved to Manchester in a £23m move from Arsenal in 2011, featured in the second half of City's recent 2-0 defeat to Manchester rivals United. His inclusion in the squad has caused some unrest in the City camp, with players becoming frustrated at Nasri's attitude. 

"Some of the players don't understand why Nasri is even here," a source close to the Manchester City dressing room told. "He has an arrogant attitude and doesn't appear to care. He knows he will be leaving and he's turning out to be someone who shouldn't be on the trip. The club can't wait to get rid of him."

City have dropped their asking price for the 30-year-old midfielder as well. Originally demanding £21m for the Frenchman, they will now accept an offer of roughly £10m to offload him this summer. Nasri is contracted with Manchester City until 2019 in his current £170,000 a week deal, however, looming doping allegations appear to be potential suitor biggest concern over making an offer.



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