Eastlands boss ready to use Brazilian misfit to attract Sevilla into selling them their star striker.
Roberto Mancini is apparently considering using Brazilian misfit Robinho as bait to secure the services of Sevilla’s highly rated striker Luis Fabiano. The Manchester City boss is keen to refresh his striking options and is wisely using the players he has at his disposal to help tempt sides into submission.
Having paid £32.5m for Robinho in the summer of 2008 the Eastlands outfit are not going to allow the talented striker to leave cheaply and having reignited his career on loan at Santos, Mancini is hoping that La Liga side Sevilla would look kindly on a potential swap deal to bring Luis Fabiano to the club.
Both Brazilians are part of Dunga’s World Cup squad and it is unknown as to whether the deal would be a straight swap but it would appear plausible that it may be City who need to add some cash to the offer given the fantastic form shown by Luis Fabiano for both club and country, form that has seen the 29 year old score 72 goals in the past three La Liga seasons and an incredible record of 25 goals from 36 appearances for the national team.