Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has played down raiding Serie A this month for reinforcements.

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso and Mancini's former Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli are all in his sights.

"Chiellini is the key to Juve's defence, so it seems a bit difficult they would let him go," Mancini said. "The same goes for Balotelli and Gattuso."