Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that Edinson Cavani and Robin van Persie will prove too costly for his club.

The English champions have been heavily linked with the Napoli and Arsenal stars but Mancini has remained calm regarding bringing the pair to the Etihad Stadium.

"Who would I choose between Van Persie and Cavani? The Dutchman is a champion, while the Uruguayan has everything and I wanted to take him to Inter Milan when he played at Palermo," Mancini told Tuttosport.

"But to take him at the current price is impossible and van Persie is a different matter altogether."

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