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Italian manager of the FA Cup holders gives his clearest indication yet that two strikers who spent much of last season loaned out from Eastlands will not appear for the club again

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has given a clear sign that two of his want-away strikers, Emmanuel Adebayor and Craig Bellamy, will be allowed to leave the club.

This summer, Mancini has signed Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, and while Carlos Tevez has been the subject of intense speculation about a move away from Eastlands, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli remain.

Now, Mancini has told The People of his plans for Adebayor and Bellamy, saying: "These players [Adebayor and Bellamy] are not part of my plans."

Craig Bellamy has been linked with a number of clubs, including returns to previous loan destinations Celtic and Cardiff, while Adebayor has been hoping for a return to Real Madrid, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.

Indeed, even if Tevez does eventually leave Eastlands, Mancini has indicated that the two strikers will still not be able to force themselves into the Manchester City first-team, so will be relegated to the reserves if they cannot find another club to move to.

Bellamy has made 40 appearances for City since joining from West Ham in 2009, scoring 12 goals, while Adebayor has made 34 appearances, scoring 15 goals since joining from Arsenal in the same year. Both players were signed by Mancini's predecessor, Mark Hughes.