Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is furious they failed to land Tottenham pair Kyle Walker and Sandro over the summer.

The Daly Star Sunday says City made an ­approach to Spurs for England defender Walker and Brazil's Sandro.

But there was no joy for Mancini, who instead clinched late ­transfer-window deals for Maicon as an additional right-back and Garcia, as the holding midfielder he wanted.

Brazil's Maicon, 31, was snapped up for a cut-price figure of around £3million after previously playing for Mancini at Inter Milan.

Garcia, 25, cost nearer £16m after the Spain ­international moved from Benfica in Portugal.