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Mancini set for loan switch?


Filed: Tuesday, 16th June 2009
By: Staff Writer


West Ham are set to sign Brazilian attacking midfielder Mancini on loan from Inter, according to reports tonight.

The Times are one of a number of tomorrow's papers to report that Scott Duxbury and Gianluca Nani are in Italy in order to tie up deals with both Luis Jimenez and Inter team mate, 28-year-old Mancini. The move was first mooted earlier today by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

As revealed here on KUMB.com last week the three players referred to by Duxbury in his recent Sky interview are all attack-minded - and the former Roma man certainly fits that bill. Bought by Inter for 11million last summer, Mancini has failed to make an impact at the San Siro and is keen to resurrect his career elsewhere.

Like Jimenez, who secured a work permit for his potential move to London last week - despite not having made the requisite number of international appearances - Mancini would also arrive on an initial season-long loan with view to a permanent deal.


The obligatory YouTube video: Mancini in action for former club Roma

Inter are currently managed by ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho whose former number two, Steve Clarke, is now Gianfranco Zola's right-hand man at West Ham.

The two players are rated at a combined total of around 15-20million.





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