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The duo have been left out of the club's pre-season visit to Helsinki along with youngster Denis Suarez, though Manuel Pellegrini has not yet received any bids for the players

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that Gareth Barry and Scott Sinclair have been left out of his side’s trip to Helsinki.

City face Arsenal in a pre-season friendly at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday but neither the duo nor highly-rated 19-year-old Denis Suarez have made the trip with the rest of Pellegrini’s squad.

Asked if they are on the verge of a move away, the Chilean said: “We’ll see next week. Scott Sinclair is not here with the squad.

“Scott is in Manchester. Denis Suarez, Gareth Barry and Scott Sinclair are in Manchester.”

Sinclair has been linked with a transfer this summer but City are yet to receive a bid for the 24-year-old, while Suarez is reportedly a target for Barcelona.

Barry’s future is also uncertain and Goal understands that, with the midfielder in the final year of his contract, Pellegrini has already indicated directly that he wishes to keep him as a squad player.

But the England midfielder would like the security of an additional year or is ready to quit on a free transfer next summer.


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