Mancini eyes big-name swoops

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has not ruled out the possibility of Internazionale defender Maicon moving to Eastlands in January.

Mancini worked with the Brazilian during his time at the San Siro and remains a big fan of the player and has also suggested that he would like to snap up Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the future.

"If City finish in the top four we will look for players of the highest level," Mancini told

"I would like Maicon. With Ibra there's always been a rapport of great loyalty.

"He's world class. Which manager in the world wouldn't like Ibrahimovic?

"City is the best club in the world for an ambitious manager. There are very, very good players there but we must improve as it won't be easy to get into the top four."

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