Manchester City Transfers: 5 Rumours Blues Fans Want to Come True This Summer
Summer will no doubt bring another exciting transfer window for Manchester City fans, whether Mancini is in the hot seat or not.
They have been linked with almost all of Europe's young, precocious talent, so it will be interesting to see exactly who they try to lure to the Etihad.
Here's a quick countdown of which transfer rumours City fans will be hoping come true in the window.
Robin Van Persie
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Arguably the most on-form out-and-out striker in European and world football at the moment, Van Persie has been on fire this season (not literally).
With 33 goals in all competitions, and only 14 months left on his contract at the Emirates, it's hardly surprising that he has attracted a lot of attention from potential suitors.
One such club is City, and in the unlikely event that RVP should choose to leave Arsenal in the summer, they could be a front-runner in the race to sign him.
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An attacking playmaker with bags of ability and future potential, Hazard's stock has been rising for the past two years.
A key cog in Lille's double-winning side last season, it is looking increasingly likely that he will be moving on in the summer.
Roberto Mancini has already expressed his admiration and interest in the youngster, and a bid of around £30m could pry him away from the Ligue 1 side.
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French centre-back Sakho is constantly heralded for his superb performances for PSG, and has attracted interest from various top European clubs.
City looks to be a likely destination for the 22-year-old, who has earned five caps for his country and will play a vital role in France's European Championships campaign in the summer.
Mancini will be looking for backup for his regular centre-halves Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott, and Sakho could well be the man he turns to.
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Vultures have been circling around the powerful Uruguayan striker for a year or so now, and this summer could be the time he moves away from Naples.
With 45 goals from 62 appearances since signing from Palermo in the summer of 2010, he ha cemented his place as one of the best forwards in European football today.
Napoli will be resolute in their attempts to keep their target man at the Stadio San Paolo, but City may have the financial clout to draw him away from the Italians.
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A 2010 World Cup winner with Spain (despite not featuring in any of their games), Albiol might be a likely choice for Mancini.
He may not be the first player that crops up when City fans consider the strengthening of their back line, but he would be an excellent addition as backup for the first-team regulars.
Out of favour at Real, he can play both centrally and wide on the right, as well as in a defensive midfield role, and this is something that could entice Mancini to pounce.