Considering the immense spending power of City and the fact that they are now one of the most attractive options in world football, many people have been surprised at Roberto Mancini’s lack of activity in the transfer market. However, it now appears as though a deal could be just around the corner, with Mancini claiming that there could be transfer news within the next two weeks.
Many media reports have indicated that Mancini is hugely unhappy at City’s transfer policy this summer and has seemingly vented his frustrations on football administrator officer Brian Marwood during interviews. It’s understood that City chiefs are putting pressure on the Italian to sell before he can buy and this has supposedly created some friction at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite the above, Mancini has issued some promising words to supporters. Speaking in an interview, the 47-year-old said, “It’s important to change some players in some positions. If we are going to have a winning mentality and we want to win, it is important. We won the last championship and we have a good team, but when you win, the idea is to win again. For this reason, we want to improve by signing new players and I’m sure in the next two weeks we can do something about signing new players.”
Speculation is still linking City with a move for unsettled Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie, although some have suggested that the club are behind several other outfits in their pursuit of the striker. It’s thought that Mancini is yet to table a bid for the Dutchman, while Manchester United have already gone public with their offer for the player. Bearing this in mind, it is unlikely for this to be the deal that Mancini is hopeful on and he is most likely referring to one of the countless other players he has been linked with this summer.