Last Updated: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:03
Roberto Mancini has dismissed rumours linking Daniele de Rossi, Wesley Sneijder and Stephane El Shaarawy with Manchester City.
Holland midfielder Sneijder is out of favour at Inter due to a contract dispute and the club are desperate to get him off their wage bill.
Roma star De Rossi was a target for City over the summer, but a move never materialised, while El Shaarawy is the latest Milan high earner to be linked with a move away from the San Siro.
Amid reports of a January move for the trio Mancini told the Italian media that he was unlikely to raid Serie A during the transfer window.
"We tried to take De Rossi in the summer, the deal is not going anywhere and the story is over. I think De Rossi remains at Rome, I do not think he will leave," said Mancini.
"Sneijder is a great player, but we have players like (Samir) Nasri and (David) Silva that have similar characteristics. Despite his great quality, Sneijder is not a player that we need."
Regarding El Shaarawy, he added: "I do not think we can take him, Milan have found a great champion for the future."
City striker Mario Balotelli had also been mentioned as a possible makeweight in any deal involving Serie A clubs.
The controversial striker was criticised by Mancini following a below-par display in Sunday's Manchester derby defeat and speculation had suggested he was finally ready to cut his losses with the forward.
However, Mancini has dismissed reports Balotelli is set to leave, though he did admit his frustration at the striker's inconsistency.
"When you have a player that has Mario's quality," he said. "You cannot understand why he continues to throw it out of the window.
"Balotelli has enormous quality, he is not for sale. He is a player of 22 years old who has the quality to change a game at any time. I hope this moment will come soon."
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