Man City boss Mancini urged to move for Stoke defender Shawcross
The Italian manager has drawn up a list of potential targets to reinforce his depleted defensive options.
However, a City insider believes the club need a no-nonsense defender for the long haul and reckons Manchester United discard Shawcross, 22, fits the bill.
The insider said: “We’ve been linked with several players, but we should be looking for somebody who can defend and get his head on the ball.
“Ryan Shawcross is that type of player.”