Manchester City must sell before they can buy, concedes Pellegrini

first_imgManchester City will not make any more signings this summer unless they can offload unwanted players like John Guidetti and Scott Sinclair, according to Manuel Pellegrini.The Chilean manager admitted his side have “too many players” and that new defender Eliaquim Mangala could be their last recruit, as they fight to comply with Financial Fair Play constraints.“It’s not finished, until the last day we can do different things,” said Pellegrini.“But if you ask me at this moment if I am happy with the squad, yes I am very happy with my squad. We had a lot of problems also with Financial Fair Play with the restriction of the amount of players we can put in our squad.“So maybe I don’t think that we are going to sign another player because we cannot do it. We have maybe too many players in the squad at this moment, players that need to play, that’s very important, especially for young players.“John Guidetti or maybe Scott Sinclair, they may need to play in a different team, so we’ll see from now until the end of the transfer window what happens with our squad.“But at this moment, yes we have too many players.”Along with Mangala, the Premier League champions have signed Bacary Sagna, Fernando, Willy Caballero, Frank Lampard and Bruno Zuculini this summer.The Blues expect to stay within the £49million spending limit imposed by UEFA for last term’s FFP breaches, while Pellegrini is also mindful of sticking to the reduced 21-man squad cap.Guidetti could be the first to leave the Etihad, with Feyenoord understood to be close to completing a permanent deal for the Sweden striker, who enjoyed a loan stint with the Dutch club in 2011/12.Sinclair could also join the 22-year-old in departing. The winger has made just three starts since he joined City from Swansea two years ago and admitted after Sunday’s 3-0 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal that he would seek a move if he cannot secure regular first-team football. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini 1last_img