City desperate for quick end to Nasri transfer saga
Arsenal midfielder looks likely to leave the Emirates
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is desperate for a deal to be done for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri as soon as possible.
Discussions between the two clubs has been going on for some time and it is thought the pair are yet to agree a fee.
City face Bolton this weekend and Mancini had hoped the deal would have been concluded in time for the encounter.
“I hope we can close it very quickly now, but I don’t know the last news about him because my concentration is on the game,” Mancini said.
“But I hope - also because the market finishes in the next 10 days.”
Asked why there may have been a delay in proceedings, Mancini said: “I don’t know - this is not my job.
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“I don’t know why, but it is probably because Nasri is a good player, or because there is some problem.”
Its is thought City have offered around �22million, but Arsenal are after a fee closer to �30million.