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More names on Mancini’s wish list – including a mad Italian!

Man City, here’s your new Bellamy…


It’s proving increasingly difficult to mention the new Man City boss without then picturing that most horrid of fashion inventions, the “mankini” – most famously sported in dazzling green by Borat. Hence, in time, The Spoiler may yet resort to inappropriately using first-name-terms with regards to the Italian.

Anyway, the word in today’s Daily Mail, is that Mancini (or “Roberto” to those fighting images of gentlemen in swimwear) has been busily adding names to his January wants list, one of which is the Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano – footballer, author, total maniac.

As is befitting his career so far, the Italian hothead has reportedly fallen out with his club – as he has with pretty much every club – and could yet be snaffled by City for around £22 million. He makes Craig Bellamy look like Gary Lineker’s shy little brother.

Other names floating around include AC Milan’s bearded imp Gennaro Gattuso, Palmero’s young Danish centre back, Simon Kjaer, and Milos Krasic from CSKA Moscow.

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