Former Etihad Stadium boss planning double swoop.
Former Man City boss Roberto Mancini will look to conduct an Etihad Stadium raid with the newly appointed Galatasaray boss looking to strengthen his squad according to Sports Direct News.
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Mancini will look to land wide-man Aleksandar Kolarov and veteran midfielder Gareth Barry.
Manuel Pellegrini may well be open to allowing Kolarov to leave as he is apparently not convinced by the efforts displayed by both Serbian and French left-back Gael Clichy and the Man City boss could be tempted by offers of around £5m.
A move for England veteran Barry would cost Mancini nothing as the 32 year old is out of contract in the summer and is currently impressing during a season long loan spell at Everton.
A Man City insider is quoted as saying:
“Aleks is settled here but he is in and out of the side, just as he was under Roberto.
“If Aleks has his way he will stay here and battle for a regular place in the team, but the new manager is still shaping his squad and an offer from Galatasaray or one of the Italian clubs who have been watching him could make a move happen.
“He had a good working relationship with Roberto, as did Gareth who was pretty much the first name on the teamsheet back then. Gareth is keeping an open mind with regards to his future, but it almost certainly won’t be at City.”