Mancini expressed a bit of frustration yesterday about the unique complexities of tying up deals when you are the coach of the richest club in the world.
"The problem is that when clubs know that it is Manchester City they are dealing with then the prices go up," smiled the City coach.
"Inter Milan, for example, are asking a lot of money [for Balotelli]. We won't wait. We have other targets. 'But, as I said, when we come to talk the prices suddenly go up."