Manchester City boss has told the new director of football at the Etihad Stadium, Txiki Begiristain, to green light an astonishing £50million move for Barcelona target Neymar.

According to a report by the Sunday People, the Italian sees Neymar as the hottest property in world football and want to bring the Brazil international to the Premier League.

However, any move for Neymar is likely to be challenged by Barcelona as the report claims that have allegedly already paid Santos a fee of £6million to get first refusal once his club decide to cash in on a talent that is tipped to move alongside Camp Nou superstar Lionel Messi and his Ballon d’Or rival at Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best in the world.

City have started the defence of their Premier League title unbeaten, but has looked disjointed at times and their scoreless draw with West Ham United on Saturday evening added to the sense of frustration being felt by some Citizens fans.

The failure to take chances in the league has been coupled with dismal performances in the Champions League, after collecting just one point after three games.

Perhaps Mancini is hoping the transfer of Neymar can provide Manchester City with the attacking inspiration they have been missing.

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