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Man City tracking Giovinco - agent

May 17, 2012
By ESPN staff

Manchester City are one of a number of clubs to have made enquiries over Parma striker Sebastian Giovinco, according to his agent Claudio Pasqualin.

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PA PhotosSebastien Giovinco was Parma's top scorer this season

Giovinco, who has scored 15 goals in Serie A this season, was named in Italy's Euro 2012 provisional squad despite the fact he is still recovering from a knee injury.

The Italian is co-owned by Juventus and has been linked with a return to the Old Lady, but Barcelona, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund are also said to be keen on the forward, but there has also been concrete interest from England.

"There are so many clubs interested in Giovinco, big clubs across Europe," Pasqualin told Sky Italia. "They are in Spain, Germany and England. In the Premier League there was a contact with Manchester City.

"[Juventus' coach, Antonio] Conte wants Giovinco in his squad? I have never talked with him, but we'll meet with Juventus and I will be able to answer this question.

"[Parma owner] Tommaso Ghirardi said he is worth €40million? A good agent does not enter into these issues but I agree with the Parma president. Giovinco deserves comparison with [Alexis] Sanchez and [Javier] Pastore."