Strike pair out of City chief's reach
Roberto Mancini claims it would be 'impossible' for Manchester City to find the funds to buy Robin van Persie or Edinson Cavani.
The City chief continues to be linked with Arsenal's Dutch international hot-shot, Van Persie, while Italian side Napoli's Uruguayan frontman, Cavani, has also been mentioned as a possible summer target, despite him claiming he is happy with his current crop of strikers at the Etihad Stadium.
And, when quizzed over which of the duo he would prefer to take to the Premier League champions in the transfer market, Mancini admitted that they do not have the funds to entice either of the players' respective clubs to part with them.
Mancini told Tuttosport: "Who would I choose between Van Persie and Cavani? The Dutchman is a champion, while the Uruguayan has everything and I wanted to take him to Inter Milan when he played at Palermo.
"But to take him at the current price is impossible and Van Persie is a different matter altogether."
Mancini has confirmed that he is looking to add some defensive reinforcements to his squad this summer, but ruled out the possibility of signing Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini and AC Milan's Thiago Silva.
He added: "Chiellini? I thought about him last year, not now. There are many other options.
"Thiago Silva? AC Milan will not sell him."