City eye Parma ace - Agent
The agent of Parma striker Sebastian Giovinco claims Manchester City have made an enquiry about signing the player this summer.
City boss Roberto Mancini is looking to bolster his squad further this summer following their Premier League title success as he wants to lead the club to Champions League glory. And, it appears that Giovinco, who scored 15 goals in Serie A this past season and is in the provisional squad for Italy's Euro 2012 campaign despite recovering from a knee injury, could be on Mancini's list. However, it seems the Italian will face stern competition from the likes of Juventus, who co-own Giovinco, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund for his services. "There are so many clubs interested in Giovinco, big clubs across Europe," agent Claudio Pasqualin told Sky Italia. "They are in Spain, Germany and England. In the Premier League there was a contact with Manchester City. "[Juventus coach, Antonio] Conte wants Giovinco in his squad? I have never talked with him, but we'll meet with Juventus and I will be able to answer this question. "[Parma owner] Tommaso Ghirardi said he is worth €40million? A good agent does not enter into these issues but I agree with the Parma president. Giovinco deserves comparison with [Alexis] Sanchez and [Javier] Pastore."