Transfer news

City look to keep strike duo

July 15, 2012
By ESPN staff

Roberto Mancini has reiterated that he expects Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko to remain at Manchester City amid reports of interest from AC Milan.

Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez
PA PhotosManchester City are seeking to retain both Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez

• Milan considering Tevez move

Both Tevez and Dzeko have been strongly linked with Milan as they consider potential replacements for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is in negotiations over a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Giuseppe Riso, the agent involved in Milan's attempt to sign Tevez in the last transfer window, confirmed that the Rossoneri were considering a renewed attempt to sign the Argentine, but Mancini remains adamant that neither will leave.

"Both Dzeko and Tevez will stay at City," Mancini told Sky Italia. "We are a great team and we try to keep all our great players. It won't be easy but they will stay here.

"We still lack a couple of players to reach [the level of] Real Madrid and Barcelona. Also our mentality has to grow season by season."