Mancini wants Man City to offer Tevez in straight swap for Inter star Eto’o

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants a straight swap of Carlos Tevez for Inter Milan ace Samuel Eto'o.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants a straight swap of Carlos Tevez for Inter Milan ace Samuel Eto'o.

The Independent says Mancini will try to persuade his board to sanction a straight swap deal involving Tevez and Eto'o of Internazionale, despite profound doubts at City about the acquisition of a 30-year-old with no Premier League experience and minimal sell-on value.

Mancini has been conjuring with the idea of a deal to bring in the Cameroonian from early in the summer and resolved to encourage such a move and urge his board to listen to what Inter have to offer if their proprietor, Massimo Moratti, were to prove keen to do business.

While Eto'o wants to leave for a final big deal before retirement, Tevez has long hankered after a move to Italy and the similar salaries the two command would appear to help City overcome the problem of the Argentine's prohibitive pay demands, which Moratti has already balked at earlier this summer.

 
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