Manchester City Boss Roberto Mancini Denies He Wants To Sign Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

Italian denies he wants Suarez at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has denied interest in Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and says he does not intend to sign any players in January.

Suarez, 25, has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions.

Mancini, who walked into his pre-Aston Villa news conference wearing a mask of his assistant David Platt, says he is happy with the squad he has.

“We have a good team and don’t need to buy any players in January,” he said.

“We can’t buy Suarez or another player because we have four strikers and Suarez plays for Liverpool.”


Roberto Mancini has become the latest key figure to deny the Luis Suarez to Man City rumours, following Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers and the player himself in insisting there is no truth to the story.

For a bizzarre 4 or 5 hours on Thursday morning, the media was frenzied with reports, supposed leaked from a source in Liverpool, that the Champions were preparing a £40m bid for Liverpool’s only fit, senior striker.

Stranger things have happened. After all, Suarez is one of the form players in the Premier League at present but is playing for a club languishing in the bottom half of the table, with absolutely no prospects of a place in the league’s top six, let alone top four (sorry Liverpool fans, but that’s the truth).

Why shouldn’t City be interested, particularly when their own maverick striker, Mario Balotelli, was being heavily linked with a move back to Italy on the same day? And why shouldn’t Suarez want to leave to challenge for titles?

The most interesting thing about this rumour is not the story itself but its source, with some journalists suggesting that Liverpool FC or even Suarez’s representatives may have been the source of the leak, leading to some pretty pertinent questions.

Whatever the case, the story should now be put to bed. Mancini has four fit, on-form strikers at Eastlands and unless one leaves in January, the Italian should looking to strengthen other areas of his squad.

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