MANCHESTER - Pep Guardiola will leave more than £100 million worth of talent at home when Manchester City fly to the US this month.
Sportsmail understands that when City’s squad go on their pre-season trip, five players, including Joe Hart, will not be with them.
Wilfried Bony, a £28m signing, Eliaquim Mangala (£40m), Samir Nasri (£24m) and Jason Denayer, who is valued at around £10m, are the other players who are not expected to travel.
Goalkeeper Hart spent last season on loan at Torino and has accepted that his future lies elsewhere.
However, with Claudio Bravo on a break after the Confederations Cup, youngster Angus Gunn on loan at Norwich and Willy Caballero now with Chelsea, he may have expected to travel.
But barring a last-minute change of heart, Guardiola will turn to his youth team to provide goalkeeping back-up for new signing Ederson.
Hart, 30, has been linked with loan moves to West Ham and Newcastle but he and City want a permanent move.
Nasri has also been deemed surplus to requirements. As revealed by Sportsmail last week, City fear that they may be unable to sell the Frenchman, who was at Sevilla last season, while he remains under investigation over an alleged breach of anti-doping rules.
City are yet to find a buyer for Bony, who was loaned to Stoke last year and continued to struggle.
Mangala too, failed to settle at the Etihad and spent last season with Valencia. Both he and Bony are set to leave City, and Denayer may head out on loan again.