The prospect of Inter Milan football chief Marco Branca moving to Manchester City is gathering pace.

City boss Roberto Mancini would like to see Branca move to Etihad as a replacement for Garry Cook, who resigned as chief executive last Friday.

City's owners are casting their net wide for a successor - with Mancini lobbying for Branca to be considered.

Inter president Massimo Moratti could be ready to cut loose his long-serving lieutenant, with rumours that he wants to bring Leonardo back to the club from PSG as football director.

Moratti has been left disappointed by Branca's appointment of coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

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