Manchester City wield axe on attacking trio

July 3, 2008

Manchester City have released Paul Dickov, Geovanni and Emile Mpenza.

Emile Mpenza
Empics / TonyMarshallBelgian striker Emile Mpenza was released after 16 months at Eastlands.

Dickov, 35, had loan spells with Crystal Palace and Blackpool last season after failing to establish himself in Sven-Goran Eriksson's first-team plans at City.

Brazilian midfielder Geovanni, formerly of Barcelona and Benfica, leaves at the end of his one-year contract, and Belgian striker Mpenza departs after 16 months with City.

City have also released Roberto Mancini's son, Filippo.