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Burnley Vs. Manchester City


City boss Roberto Mancini seems to have distanced himself from a move to Italy saying he is happy in England.

“I am the manager of Manchester City and I’m very happy here,” says the Italian, who replaced Mark Hughes as manager in December following the Welshman’s dismissal.

Mancini’s future has been under the microscope recently, with reports he is interested in the Juventus role wile Jose Mourinho has been touted to replace him at Eastlands.

But Mancini is focused solely on getting City into the Champions League and the blues are now in pole position for stealing fourth place in the Premier League ahead of Spurs and Liverpool.

“We know it will be very difficult to reach the Champions League but if we keep playing like this then destiny is in our hands,” said the Italian after watching his team demolish Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Mancini is already looking forward to next season and is reportedly planning to raid Italy and Germany as he seeks to build a team that will challenge for honours next season.

High on the list is Inter Milan’s Mario Balotelli. The 19 year old is regarded as one of the best strikers in Italy and may be ready to link up again with Mancini at Eastlands after the City boss gave the youngster his debut at Inter in December 2007.

Edin Dzeko is also reportedly a target for the blues but face competition from Chelsea for the Bosnian who score 36 goals in 42 games for Wolfsburg last season.

German Bundesliga - Wolfsburg vs Hoffenheim


The big striker was a target last summer for Mark Hughes, but the striker seemed intent on moving to AC Milan. However, the Italian club have baulked at the £25m asking price, paving a way for the striker to move to England.



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