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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Roberto Mancini open to Carlos Tevez stay

Mancini thinks Tevez will stay at City - because nobody wants him.

After a fraught summer, during which Tevez handed in an official transfer request and was unsuccessfully pursued by previous club Corinthians, the Argentina player came back to training on Monday.

It was still predicted he would leave Manchester City before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, with Inter Milan ahead the chase. However, Mancini insists there has been no touch. And with time ticking down, he would welcome the prospect of Tevez staying where he's.

"It's 2 weeks until the end of the market," stated Mancini. "I guess it is hard for him to leave. I do not know if he will stay but at the moment, there Is not a club who want to take him. I would be happy if he stays."

Mancini has signaled Tevez will not be involved in Monday's Premier League opener with Swansea City, whilst fellow countryman Sergio Aguero is only likely to be on the bench as he is also lacking match sharpness. "Sergio isn't ready to play 90 minutes," stated the City chief.

Mancini was giving little away over his pursuit of Arsenal's Samir Nasri, although it is believed discussions between the 2 clubs are taking place.

"I do not know what the situation is," he told. "We begin in the Premier League on Monday and we need to complete our team. We hope we can do that very rapidly because we need more players."

Meanwhile, the Citizens' new keeper Costel Pantilimon has had his work permit allowed.

It means the 24-year-old Romania international has now become manager Roberto Mancini's 4th signing of the summer, joining as back-up to first choice keeper Joe Hart.

Pantilimon played twice against Manchester City for Timisoara last season in the UEFA Europa League and is likely to be in Mancini's team for the Premier League opener against newly-promoted Swansea on Monday.

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