Man City boss Mancini believes in Robinho
The Italian is determined to discover if the £32.5million Samba superstar has the desire to fire Manchester City all the way to the Champions League.
"It never quite worked under Hughes but Roberto is a great admirer of Robinho and thinks he could be so influential, notwithstanding who else arrives in January.
"He expects to buy two new midfielders and two defenders - but no attackers. The weakness is in defence, not attack."