City claim Savic deal is done

The Blues have been chasing the FK Partisan defender since the end

of the 2010/11 campaign, with his obvious potential drawing

admiring glances from across Europe. At just 20 years of age, the

Montenegro international is regarded as a hot prospect for the

future and a number of sides have expressed an interest in

acquiring his services. City, though, appear to have edged out

their rivals in that particular pursuit, with an agreement to bring

him to Eastlands almost sealed. Mancini has confirmed that Savic is

close to completing a move, while he has also admitted to being in

the running to land Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri. He said: “I

would say a deal for Savic has been done, but Nasri? No, not yet.”

City’s Italian coach has also speculated on further new arrivals at

Eastlands, with a number of Serie A’s leading lights catching his

eye. Mancini added: “I like Ezequiel Lavezzi, Marek Hamsik and

Edinson Cavani. “I like Javier Pastore a little less. “When I think

of Udinese, I can think of Pable Armero and Mauricio Isla. “And I

must say Antonio Di Natale. It’s a pity that he is now getting on

in years. “I also liked Radja Nainggolan of Cagliari. “Of course, I

did not mention the Inter boys for whom I have a weakness. I think

the ones I coached are great players.”