Man City boss Mancini wants Toure brothers back for Porto clash

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hopes to have Yaya Toure and brother Kolo available for their Europa League tie against Porto.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hopes to have Yaya Toure and brother Kolo available for their Europa League tie against Porto.

The pair play for Ivory Coast in the final of the African Nations Cup tonight.

The City boss said: “I spoke to Yaya this week and he is tired because of the number of games he has played for Ivory Coast.

“But he is an important for us and hopefully he can recover after winning the African Nations and be ready for Thursday.

“I will play a strong team against Porto. We want to win the Europa League because it is an important trophy.

“We have no game next week so we can concentrate fully on a good performance.

“It will be difficult to go through because Porto are a top team, but we want to do the best we can in this competition.”

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