DiarioSport says Guardiola sees Mancini as an alternative to Daniel Alves, if Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido refuses to drop his asking price.

Barca chiefs Marc Ingla and Txiki Begiristain will meet with Italian agent Enzo Bronzetti this week and among several topics, they will ask him to sound out Roma about a deal for £8 million-rated Mancini.

Mancini's agent, Gilmar Veloz, will be in Italy from tomorrow to consider all offers for the Roma midfielder.