"(Marek) Hamsik, Yaya Toure and (Alexandre) Pato could have been in our squad. Toure in particular was within our grasp before he signed for Barcelona," admitted Mancio to Il Giornale.
On Barcelona midfielder Toure, Mancini added: "He is an exceptional player, so strong and scores goals too. But we cannot get everyone. Looking at our current situation, he would have been very useful at the moment."