Man City boss Mancini to make cut-price Cordoba first signing
The Daily Mail says while the new Eastlands boss has almost unlimited funds, 33-year-old Colombia international Cordoba would be available for a knockdown fee.
City are concerned that the huge outlay on defenders such as Joleon Lescott and Kolo Toure has shown little result and while Cordoba is not a big name, he is a player Mancini trusts to step in a do a short-term job.
The stocky South American has fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, starting just six Serie A games this season, but he was a mainstay when Mancini led Inter to three successive league titles.
And Cordoba is open to a reunion with his former boss.
"If he wants me at Manchester City then I would seriously think about it," he said.