By Ollie Irish
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed that City are close to signing Germany defender Jerome Boateng from Hamburg, for £11million.
“We are quite close to signing him,” Mancini told the Manchester Evening News.
“Boateng is a good player, a young player and strong. He plays for the national team and there is a good chance to get him.
“He can play three different positions; central defence, right full-back or in midfield. If we find a player like that it is better for us.”
Mancini has vowed to bring in some new blood over the summer, although his job will be made more difficult by City’s failure to secure a Champions League place.