Friday June 1 2012
Mancio wanted Cavani & Chiellini

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has revealed that he’s requested Edinson Cavani and Giorgio Chiellini in the past.

In an interview with Tuttosport on Friday, the tactician was asked about possible transfer targets for his Premiership champions.

City have been paired with Napoli ace Cavani, but the Sampdoria legend insists he’s not looking for any strikers this summer.

“We won’t buy in attack unless one of our players leave first,” he stated. “Saying that, Arsenal’s Robin Van Persie is world class.

“Van Persie or Cavani? They are different. The Uruguayan’s valuation is impossible to match at this moment in time.

“He is a player who has it all and I wanted to sign him for Inter while I was still with the Nerazzurri.”

The Manchester outfit have also been paired with Juventus and Italy stopper Chiellini over the years.

“I thought about Chiellini a year ago, but that is no longer the case as we have a lot of options at the back now,” Mancio insisted.

The former forward added that Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli would remain at City, while Milan would have no intention of selling star defender Thiago Silva to them.

City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are all said to be interested in the Brazilian international centre-back.