Mancini admits admiration for United target

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed his admiration for Napoli striker Marik Hamsik, but says any move for the forward would be scuppered by the limited places in the City first-team.

Hamsik, who stared for Slovakia in last year's World Cup, is highly coveted throughout Europe.

Such is his talent, that he had been linked with a move to Manchester United, but City boss Mancini says he likes the look of both players, including fellow forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.

"(Lavezzi) is a great player and devastating in his every move," he said. "But I would not know where to put him at City.


"The same goes for Hamsik, who I first admired while in Italy. I wanted to take him to Inter when he played for Brescia."

United had been linked with a £35 million move for Hamsik, who has been handed a £88 million valuation from his club Napoli.

Despite United not signing Hamsik, they failed to add to their attack, with Michael Owen signing a new contract and Danny Welbeck returning from a season-long loan at Sunderland.

City meanwhile signing Sergio Aguero from Athletico Madrid, while the return to form of Eden Dzeko has helped justify not signing a second forward.

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