Mancini eyeing up moves for coveted young wide men.
Premier League champions Manchester City are lining up a big-money summer double swoop for Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and Sevilla’s Jesus Navas, says the Daily Star.
City manager Roberto Mancini and director of football Txiki Begiristain have reportedly made the acquisition of new wingers the main transfer priority for the end of the season, with Germany international Reus and Spain international Nava top of their wish list.
Navas has a £35 million buy-out clause in his contract that runs until 2015, although it is understood that Sevilla would be willing to listen to offers of around half that amount for the 27-year-old player.
Reus, meanwhile, only arrived at Dortmund last summer from Borussia Monchengladbach having turned down approaches from City and has a contract with the Bundesliga champions until 2017, and they value the player at £30m.
And it is thought that the 23-year-old, who can play on either flank as well as through the middle, would be reluctant to move to the Ethiad at end of this season for fear of not getting regular first-team football with City.
It is expected that Mancini will offload the likes of Edin Dzeko, Samir Nasri and Scott Sinclair in order to fund these purchases, while the Italian is also said to be interested in Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, Malaga’s Isco, Celtic’s Victor Wanyama and Derby’s Will Hughes.