Manchester City are poised to make a fresh attempt to lure Barcelona star Dani Alves to the Premier League this summer.
Reports in Spain suggest that City have made their intention to snatch the 29-year-old Brazil international clear, tabling an offer of €15m and Aleksandar Kolarov.
Following their title win Roberto Mancini has revealed he is keen to strengthen his squad in preparation for next season.
And Spanish newspaper Sport claims City haven’t been slow to contact the Catalan giants and open negotiatons.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid every year buy two or three players and spend a lot of money,” Mancini said.
“I think for Manchester City it will be the same. We need to improve. We need to have the strength to play Champions League and Premier League.”