Balotelli and Milner deals still on, says Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is confident his club can complete deals for Mario Balotelli and James Milner before the transfer window closes.
Mancini, who has already spent £80 million on new players this summer, has been chasing Inter Milan striker Balotelli and Aston Villa midfielder Milner for a number of weeks.
Villa rejected City's opening bid of £20 million, but their pursuit has been unrelenting and with Milner omitted from Martin O'Neill's squad for Friday night's high-profile friendly with Valencia, a deal still looks on the cards.
"I am still hopeful. We have time but we will not pay too high a price,'' Mancini said.
Villa are holding out for around £30 million for the England international and Inter rate want-away Balotelli at around £24 million.