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Man City boss Mancini targets Arsenal captain Van Persie, Napoli's Cavani

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has plans to buy big in the January sales. The Daily Star says Mancini admits he would like to make at least two signings in the transfer window.

Mancini will target a new midfielder and striker as he looks to improve the Blues' chances of landing the Premier League title. Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Robin Van Persie (Arsenal) and Edinson Cavani (Napoli) are all on his wish list.

He admits he will have to sell some of his unwanted stars first but is confident of bringing more top stars to the Etihad Stadium.

The Italian, who has spent £200m already since taking charge of the billionaires, said: "We need to sell two or three players and then we'll see.

"Until now we have been lucky because we didn't have any big injuries. I hope we can be like that in January.

"Now we want to sell and after we may have time to buy someone if it's possible. But it's not easy. I asked the owner for (Lionel) Messi, but it's not possible!"

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