Mancini admits interest in Krasic

Big-spending City were linked with Krasic in the summer prior to

his move to Turin from CSKA Moscow. Krasic will come up against

City in their Europa League meeting on Thursday and Mancini is a

big admirer of the 25-year-old, who scored a hat-trick in a 4-2

Serie A home win over Cagliari at the weekend. The Italian claims

he made overtures to sign Krasic while he was in charge of Inter

Milan and also at Eastlands, but failed on both occasions. “He’s a

player I have always followed, I tried to sign him when I was Inter

coach and I tried again when I arrived at City,” he said.