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Manchester City can confirm a final list of 10 players that have not been retained for the coming season.

Of the 10 released, four were members of the 2007/08 season first team squad, with the other players young Academy lads or reserve team regulars.

Paul Dickov, Geovanni, Emile Mpenza and Jihai Sun are the senior players not to have been offered new contracts by the Club.

The other players released are Irish defender Garry Breen, fellow countryman Michael Daly, Filippo Mancini - son of former Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini, striker Ashley Grimes, Faroe Isles Under 21 international Christian Mouritsen and finally young Italian goalkeeper Andrea Giombetti.

There has already been activity surrounding many of the players finding other clubs.

After six years at City, Jihai Sun became a Sheffield United player yesterday, as he signed a two-deal with the Championship side.

Derby hero Geovanni is a reported target for Premier League new-boys Hull City as they look to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming campaign.

Following on from a successful end to last season on-loan at Blackpool, City legend Paul Dickov remains a target for the Seasiders and striker Emile Mpenza has attracted interest from Premier League and Championship clubs.

As was reported back in May, Ashley Grimes has agreed a contract to link up with former City coach, Kenny Jackett at Millwall next season.

And finally Hereford United yesterday signed Garry Breen on a one-year deal as the Bulls prepare for life in League One following their promotion from Coca-Cola League Two.

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