Mancini's old team Inter Milan are being linked with the Argentina international.
And the City manager said: "I do not know if the price is high for the Italians, but surely Tévez will cost. The great players have a price high enough."
On Inter's problems, Mancini added: "It's strange considering the last years, but I think they have the players to get out of it. Even if I see the Scudetto going elsewhere ..."