Mancini has admitted his interest in Lavezzi, who would be the ideal foil for Sergio Aguero in City's attack.
Corriere dello Sport says Mancini has lost patience with Balotelli, who lost his rag again in defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.
Rather than persist with the troubled striker, Mancini is ready to admit defeat and offer him to Napoli in a straight swap for attacking midfielder Lavezzi.
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