Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is determined to win the battle for Shakhtar Donetsk star Willian.

The Mirror says City boss Roberto Mancini has joined the race for Shakhtar's brilliant Brazilian attacking star Willian.

Mancini sent top spy Gary Worthington to watch Willian in action as City look for more flair after their second Champions League group-phase failure in as many years.

The 24-year-old has been chased by Chelsea and Tottenham in recent transfer windows, and now City have joined his list of his admirers.