Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits it would be tough to sign either Giorgio Chiellini or Thiago Silva.

The Juventus and AC Milan defenders are being linked with a summer move to the Etihad Stadium but Mancini has played down that speculation.

"Chiellini? I thought about him last year, not now. There are many other options," he told Tuttosport.

"Thiago Silva? AC Milan will not sell him."

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