Manchester City assistant Fausto Salsano has confirmed their interest in Napoli pair Marek Hamsik and Ezequiel Lavezzi. Earlier this week, City boss Roberto Mancini admitted he'd been following the pair since his days at Inter Milan.

"Hamsik has developed into a really important player," Salsano, a former teammate of Mancini at Sampdoria, told Radio CRC.

"He's now acquired the right kind of experience."

Salsano also spoke well of Lavezzi, the Argentine forward who was associated with a summer switch to Manchester.

"Lavezzi is a devastating player," Salsano continued. "He's the kind of guy who does real harm n one on one situations.

"They are two players who we like because our objective at City is to do great things and win."