Eriksson was quoted in the Italian media as being desperate to sign the 27-year-old but the Swede insists he has never discussed bringing the Brazilian to the City of Manchester Stadium.
"I don´t know where that has come from, it must have come from Roma. I have never spoken about that player with anyone," Eriksson said on City´s official website, www.mcfc.co.uk.
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