Tevez and Nasri no longer part of Mancini’s plans.
Ligue 2 giants Monaco are preparing a big-money double swoop for Manchester City duo Carlos Tevez and Samir Nasri at the end of this season, according to reports on Goal.com.
The club from the South of France are on course to return to Ligue 1 this summer and are being supported financially by Russian billionaire Dimitry Rybolovlev, the 93rd richest man in the world, who is keen to add some big-name players to the club’s roster upon their return to the top flight.
Monaco tried to lure City manager Roberto Mancini to the Principality last summer with the offer of a £7 million-a-year contract, only for the Italian to reject their overtures and remain at the Ethiad.
However, Monaco believe that they have a good chance this time of persuading Tevez and Nasri to make the move, especially as neither player is currently a first-team starter at Eastlands.
Argentina international Tevez currently earns a reported £198,000 a week at City and has only one year left on his current contract, and with both players not at present part of Mancini’s first-team plans, they could be lured to the South of France by the incentive of a tax-free salary.