Mancini splashes out on £8m Sinc

ROB SEALS DEAL ON SWANS’ STAR

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 9 - By CHRIS MCKENNA

MANCH­ESTER CITY boss Roberto Mancini has launched a sur­prise move for Swansea star Scott Sin­clair.

The Premier League win­ners have yet to do any busi­ness this sum­mer and are usu­ally out to sign big­ger-name play­ers.

How­ever, Mancini wants a fast-paced winger to bol­ster his at­tack­ing force to en­sure City re­tain their ti­tle.

The Ital­ian wants City to chal­lenge for the Cham­pi­ons League as well so is keen to add to his squad.

City agreed an £8mil­lion fee for the for­mer Chelsea youth star on Mon­day and the player and his rep­re­sen­ta­tives are in talks over a con­tract.

Sin­clair, 23, has just 10 months left on his con­tract at the Welsh club which has forced Swansea to al­low him to leave.

Im­pressed

The Eng­land Un­der-21 star wants a move to a top club af­ter look­ing good last sea­son with the Swans, who im­pressed ev­ery­one with their pass­ing football un­der for­mer boss Bren­dan Rodgers.

Rodgers may yet try to get in­volved with new club Liver­pool – but he’s cur­rently try­ing to ne­go­ti­ate a deal for Joe Allen.

But Swansea gaffer Michael Lau­drup told Rodgers that he would have to stump up £20m for the Welsh mid­fielder.

Sin­clair joined Swansea in 2010 for just £500,000 from Chelsea who deemed him sur­plus to re­quire­ments.

The English­man then helped the Swans to pro­mo­tion in his first sea­son be­fore bag­ging eight goals last term.

A move to Manch­ester would not only help his ca­reer – it will also move Sin­clair closer to his girl­friend, Cor­rie babe He­len Flana­gan.

SWAN­NING OFF: Scott Sin­clair is to join Man City

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