Manchester City have sounded out Barcelona for striker David Villa.

City boss Roberto Mancini has been told it will cost him £45m to lure Barcelona superstar Villa to Eastlands, says the Daily Star.

Villa is one of several targets on Roberto Mancini's list as he plans for the departure of rebel Carlos Tevez.

The Manchester City boss reckons the Spanish World Cup winner would be a huge hit in the Premier League.

Villa, 29, is one of the biggest names in European football and would force Mancini to break the bank in order to get his man.