Shocking times at the City of Manchester Stadium as City boss Roberto Mancini plans to sell goalkeeping legend Shay Given.
The Irish goalkeeper is thought to be ready to leave Manchester via the M56, head down onto the M6 and leave behind Mancini's player Empire for good.
Given spoke out having lost his place in the team to Joe Hart, and against the new influx of players the manager is bringing in.
"I only just found out I was being sold when I bought a copy of Fifa 11. I was listed as a free agent. I then had a text from Harty saying "Look who's City's number 1 now ay?"
"The next thing I know, fifty clubs are putting offers in for me. There are so many players coming into Manchester City these days it's crazy. Especially that Pope fella who they recently signed. Where was he before he played in the finals? Vatican City? Don't make me laugh. I saw him on stage in Glastonbury the other day.. I mean Birmingham,"
Reports link Given strongly to a January move to Liverpool, who need a new keeper to save more penalties against Northampton.