City play down prospective Bale bid

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits he is impressed by Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, but says that a deal to sign him this summer looks unlikely.

"Gareth Bale is a fantastic player", the Italian told Sky Sports.

The Citizens were reportedly prepared to exchange a player and add cash on top, in a bid to lure the Welsh winger to the Etihad Stadium, but Harry Redknapp won't let go of the Spurs star easily.

Part-exchange deals for Nigel de Jong or Adam Johnson have been mooted as potential options.

Manchester City will offer Bale a considerable pay rise, and also tempt Tottenham by offering to make Emanuel Adebayor's move to White Hart Lane permanent.

However, Mancini confirmed that Bale's removal from north London seems impossible at the moment, as the 22-year-old enjoys playing for Spurs.

"I don't think he will leave a big team like Tottenham," the Italian added.

City's wealthy owners have been informed of Mancini's plans for the summer transfer window, but with the club leading the Premier League title race only on goal difference, and Manchester United breathing down their necks, they have put talks around prospective targets on hold until summer.

"We talked about this some weeks ago, but now our focus has to be on the next two games."

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