The Covert Agent: Melbourne City look to offload star players to make room for new signings

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Several senior players can leave City as the coach attempts to re-jig his squad

The upheaval at Melbourne City is set to continue with Warren Joyce keen to move on several key players to make room for new signings.

The Covert Agent can reveal City would listen to offers for Bruno Fornaroli, Luke Brattan and Anthony Caceres, with Joyce wanting to free up funds to sign Kearyn Baccus permanently and also to acquire another striker.

All three senior players on the transfer list have fallen out of favour with Joyce over previous weeks as the Englishman attempts to instigate change at the club, with reports suggesting Fornaroli was unlikely to pull on a City shirt again.

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City have also offered three of their academy products, which the Covert Agent has chosen not to name, to other A-League clubs.

Baccus has started every game since being signed as an injury replacement but will become a free agent when Michael O'Halloran returns from his hamstring complaint - a date that is edging closer with the Scottish attacker likely to be fit by the end of the year.

City ended a week of scrutiny and speculation with an emphatic 3-0 win over Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park on Sunday with Brattan scoring an absolutely scorching volley to underline his appeal to chasing clubs.

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