Former Manchester City boss to raid United.
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could raid his old foes Manchester United this January as he eyes up the signing of Antonio Valencia for his new club Galatasaray, according to Inside Futbol.
The Italian, who recently replaced Fatih Terim in charge of the Turkish giants, could be set to continue the club’s recent habits of signing big names, bringing in Valencia to play alongside the likes of Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder.
The Ecuadorian international has struggled for consistency since joining United from Wigan in 2009, and has been the subject of some transfer speculation recently, with reports emerging that United manager David Moyes may offer him to Everton as part of a deal to sign Leighton Baines.
United decided to keep Nani, who later signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford, though Valencia’s indifferent form could see him allowed to leave the club when the transfer window re-opens for business this January.
Mancini is in his first job since being sacked by Manchester City in May.