Serie A - Cerci turns down City chance

Mon, 22 Aug 13:20:00 2011

Fiorentina winger Alessio Cerci has told Manchester City that he wishes to remain with his Italian employers this summer.

Serie A - Cerci turns down City

Cerci emerged as an unexpected target for City earlier in the summer when Roberto Mancini expressed his admiration for the midfielder, 24.

Fiorentina recently claimed they received an offer from City for the player, but Cerci has no intention of moving to Etihad Stadium.

Last season he fell out with Viola fans but has now repaired the relationship.

"The negotiations with City exist," said Cerci to "But my wish is to remain here considering that I have made peace with the fans."

City are expected to sign Samir Nasri from Arsenal and on Sunday Mancini said he hoped the Frenchman would not be the final player to sign for the club before the window closes.


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