Manchester City scouts are watching Bologna goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano.

City boss Roberto Mancini has recommended Viviano to his board as they seek a replacement for want-away Irishman Shay Given.

City scouts Barry Hunter and Gary Worthington were in Italy last week to check on Viviano in action against Lecce.

The Italy international's registration is co-owned with Mancini's former club, Inter Milan.

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