Man City boss Mancini tells Athletic Bilbao to drop Martinez price
The Spaniard, also a rumoured target for Bayern Munich, is thought to have a £31million release clause in his contract.
Mancini, speaking at a press conference to preview the Liverpool fixture, said: "It is difficult, his cost is too big. It is too high for me.
"I repeat, we have another week, I think we will do something in this week but for me it is more important to think about Liverpool."