Tuesday May 22 2012
Mancini: 'No Milan transfer talks'

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini insists his visit to Milan HQ was “a courtesy call. There are no transfer moves in the pipeline.”

The Premier League-winning tactician was spotted in Italy over the weekend, as he was in the stands for Sampdoria’s Serie B game with Pescara.

He also raised eyebrows by visiting Milan offices to meet with Vice-President Adriano Galliani, fuelling speculation of talks for Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Thiago Silva.

“I went to the Milan offices yesterday purely for a courtesy call. Besides which, it was Galliani who called and asked me to do so,” Mancini told news agency ANSA.

“Therefore, there are no transfer moves in the pipeline. I was in Milan for personal reasons and Galliani asked to meet up.

“I was there for 10 minutes and I certainly did not make a proposal for Thiago Silva, nor did I offer Mario Balotelli or Carlos Tevez to Milan.”

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