Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has denied interest in Palermo defender Simon Kjaer. The Danish centre-half has been the subject of speculation linking him to a number of major European clubs, including Premier League big spenders City.

But new boss Mancini has played down such reports and insists he is focused on other things.

"For now I am in retreat with the team and I have to think about other things," he told

"Does the Danish defender interest us? Currently we have other thoughts. We don't think of Kjaer."

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