Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is lining up a bid for Sunderland winger Stephane Sessegnon.

L'Equipe says Mancini has identified Sunderland's star man Sessègnon as a possible replacement for Samir Nasri if Manchester City allow the France international to leave this summer.

The Black Cats know that Sessègnon has high-profile admirers at the Etihad Stadium, and will have noted a new raft of reports in France claimed Mancini sees the Benin forward as a possible upgrade on the former Arsenal man.