Manchester City are looking at the possibility of signing Roma midfielder David Pizarro on loan, according to the BBC, with the Chile international set to provide even more support in the middle of the park as they aim to win the title.
Roma confirmed earlier today that talks are taking place for Pizarro to move to England, with general director Franco Baldini saying: "For our transfer market, I would say that there will be no surprises, we're just trying to close with City for [David] Pizarro.
"We are looking at a loan, we hope to reach an agreement by tonight."
Pizarro has made over 140 appearances for Roma, and if City are able to land the 32 year old, they will have beaten out competition from the likes of Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg.
Meanwhile, reports on Sky Sports are speculating that Carlos Tevez could still make a move to AC Milan, even though the club signed striker Maxi Lopez over the weekend.
The sports source believes that talks are currently taking place between Tevez and Milan, with enough time left before the 11pm deadline for the club to finally offload their wantaway striker.
Mancini has hinted that he believes Tevez's agent could have a hand in making the Argentine's life difficult at City, telling reporters: "Sometimes it is difficult to understand why some players have certain agents.
"If I was a player I would never take an agent like some who work here.
"First the agent should find the player work, after that they should help players in difficult situations; help them, not put them against the club or the manager or the other players.
"Agents are important for doing this, not only for earning lots of money."