Mancini DEMANDING Man City bid for Arsenal striker Van Persie

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is demanding they sign Arsenal striker Robin an Persie.

The Mirror says Mancini is demanding that Van Persie is made Manchester City's top transfer priority - even though it could put him on collision course with his bosses.

City are adamant they must sell before they can buy and want to offload a string of strikers, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez, Roque Santa Cruz and Edin Dzeko all available.

But title-winning manager Mancini wants Van Persie and is straining at the leash to launch a full-on assault for the Arsenal striker.

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