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Mancini denies striker links

May 30, 2012
By ESPN staff

The Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, says he is not looking to strengthen the club's attacking options over the summer.

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Mancini was reacting to reports in Italy which suggested that the AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a target for the Premier League champions. Reports have also linked City with moves for the Napoli forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and the Bologna striker Gaston Ramirez.

"Ibrahimovic is a champion,'' Mancini told Gazzetta dello Sport. "But I already have four very strong strikers. I just need them to compete in the Champions League. We are OK up front.''

City already have Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko vying for places.