City boss rules out Buffon bid

BY foxsports • January 12, 2011

Manchester City will "never" make a move to sign Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, according to coach Roberto Mancini.

The Italy international was a City target last year, but Mancini believes his team has the goalkeeper position covered by the talented Joe Hart.

Mancini told Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport: "The way I see it is that Buffon remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

"But we have decided for some time to point on Hart, who is a young player with enormous potential.

"We believe so much in him to the point of having sacrificed a great number one like (Shay) Given.

"Hence, I can categorically say that we will never make any offers for Buffon."

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