Elano is backing Manchester City's push for more Brazilian signings.

City are chasing Heerenveen striker Afonso Alves and Elano says: "It would be nice to see one or two more of my fellow countrymen come to City.

"I can think of a lot of names who I would like to see.

"But I am a professional and I have to respect my teammates at City and in Brazil not name any names.

"I am sure, though, other Brazil players would enjoy life here in Manchester as much as I am doing."