Man City boss Mancini ponders bid for Cassano

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to firm up his interest in Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano.
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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is ready to firm up his interest in Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano.

The Daily Mail says City’s Italian boss has drawn up a short-list of targets from Serie A and is a long-time admirer of Cassano, the former Roma and Real Madrid striker who remains his preferred option.

It was thought that Cassano would not be available until the summer, though a recent falling-out with Sampdoria coach Gigi del Neri has raised hopes that a deal could be done this month.

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