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Mancini rejects Wanyama talk

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has played down speculation linking him with a swoop for Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

Last Updated: 15/02/13 at 15:35 Post Comment

Victor Wanyama: Manchester City boss watched Celtic midfielder on Tuesday

Victor Wanyama: Manchester City boss watched Celtic midfielder on Tuesday

Mancini saw the 21-year-old in action during Celtic's 3-0 UEFA Champions League loss to Juventus on Tuesday.

But the City boss rubbished suggestions that a move could be on the cards in his press conference ahead of Saturday's FA Cup tie with Leeds.

The Italian said: "I saw him for the first time against Juventus, I never saw him before.

"But every time I go to see a game, the next day people say 'Manchester City want to buy this player'."

When asked whether he would be interested in signing Wanyama, Mancini added: "At the moment, no. I think he is a good player."

The Kenyan joined Celtic in 2011 from Belgian side Beerschot AC. He has scored 12 goals in 79 appearances for the SPL champions.

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