Sunday July 3 2011
Mancini lists Serie A targets

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini outlined the players he likes the most in Serie A, including Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marek Hamsik and Alessio Cerci.

The Eastlands side has been heavily linked with numerous players currently working in Italy and Mancio revealed where his interests lie.

“I like Lavezzi, but also Hamsik and Edinson Cavani. Javier Pastore a bit less,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“If I think about Udinese, then the names that come to mind are Pablo Armero and Mauricio Isla, plus of course Antonio Di Natale. It's a shame Di Natale is getting on in years now, but he remains a champion."

Mancini notably left out Udinese's Alexis Sanchez, who rejected a move to Man City, stating he'll only leave for Barcelona.

“I liked the look of Radja Nainggolan at Cagliari. Naturally I won't name the Inter lads, because it's obvious I have a weakness for them. I consider everyone I trained at Inter to be great players.”

Manchester City have reportedly agreed a deal with Fiorentina for winger Cerci worth around €6m.

“Cerci is very talented and did particularly well towards the end of the season. It's true, I do like the player and we're in negotiations, but he is not a City player yet.

“I can confirm we've got Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade, but not Samir Nasri. As for Giuseppe Rossi, we haven't held talks for the moment.”