Man City boss Mancini admits Hargreaves signed after De Rossi, Gago considered
Mancini told The Independent: "Gago is a player we liked a lot. We couldn't spend any more money also for the question of financial fair play.
"De Rossi is one of the best midfielders in the world but I don't believe he will ever leave Roma. So in midfield we signed Hargreaves, who was out of contact."