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Manchester City Set Sights on MLS Star and United States Hero Landon Donovan

Eastlands side keen on LA Galaxy star.

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United States' Landon Donovan (L) celebrates scoring a goal during a 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match against Algeria at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria June 23, 2010.   REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Manchester City’s transfer spree shows no sign of ending as Roberto Mancini revealed the club are looking at front men Landon Donovan and Mario Balotelli.
“Landon Donovan is a good player. It’s possible,” said boss Mancini of the 28-year-old Los Angeles forward, who played on loan at Everton last season.

Last week Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said he does not intend to sell LA Galaxy’s Donovan, who agreed in December a four-year contract with MLS.
As well as chasing Donovan and Balotelli, Mancini confirmed that City would still like to sign Aston Villa’s England international James Milner, despite having had a £20m bid for the midfielder turned down in May.

Mancini was speaking in New Jersey in the United States where Manchester City are preparing for the New York Challenge. (BBC Sport)

Manchester City may well be onto something here. Landon Donovan had a good spell on loan at Everton last term and showed during the World Cup that he is more than capable of making an impact with the best in the world.

As an adaptable attacking force the LA Galaxy man has a lot to offer and would surely be allowed to leave his MLS employers if a good enough deal came in, after all the 28 year old has given the Californian side five and a half years of service and has had a marvellous record, netting 82 goals in 154 starts.

Roberto Mancini will have to start seriously thinking about trimming his squad before the season starts as he may well find it hard to keep everyone happy in his ever expanding squad.

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