Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has ruled out a January move for Italy midfielder Daniele de Rossi.

De Rossi has been touted as a potential City purchase for some time.

And, with Mancini concerned about his options when Yaya Toure departs for the African Nations Cup next month, there had been suggestions City would make a move for the 27-year-old Roma man but Mancini concedes he may need to bring in reinforcements, he doubts whether De Rossi can be prised away from the Italian capital.

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