Man City boss Mancini determined to land AC Milan midfielder Flamini

Manchester City are going for AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini. The Sun says French international Flamini is looking to revive his career having fallen out of favour at AC Milan.

Manchester City are going for AC Milan midfielder Mathieu Flamini.

The Sun says French international Flamini is looking to revive his career having fallen out of favour at AC Milan.

The midfielder was offered to the Gunners but boss Arsene Wenger snubbed the deal.

Yet City chief Roberto Mancini believes the tough-tackling Flamini, 25, can do an important job for him at Eastlands.

Mancini's move for Flamini raises questions about Vieira's role at City, where he has been handed a £130,000-a-week contract for the rest of the season after signing on a free transfer from Inter Milan.

Vieira, 33, has been struggling with injury but Mancini feels he will be a huge influence in the dressing room.

Flamini, 25, succeeded Vieira at the heart of the Arsenal midfield before signing for AC Milan as a free agent in 2008 on a £90,000-a-week deal.

He is unhappy though at being played out of position at full-back.

Mancini wants Flamini on loan for the rest of the season with the option of a permanent deal.