Roberto Mancini: 'We have to sell before we buy'

Roberto Mancini
© PA Photos
Roberto Mancini reveals that City will have to sell players before they buy in the transfer window.

Roberto Mancini has revealed that Manchester City will have to sell players before they make any new signings.

The Italian manager has been told that City cannot afford to continue spending big money in the transfer window.

The club revealed that they posted losses of £195m in their last annual financial figures. The new transfer policy is a direct consequence of the Abu Dhabi-owned club trying to fall into line with UEFA's financial fair-play rules.

"We need to sell two or three players and then we'll see," said Mancini.

"We want to sell first and after that we may have time to buy someone if it's possible. But it's not easy.

"There are players that could be good for us but every time we want to buy a player their clubs ask for lots of money."

City face West Brom today at the Hawthorns.

Roy Hodgson
Read Next:
Preview: West Brom vs. Man City
>

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City66001851318
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs6420103714
3Arsenal6411157813
4Liverpool6411169713
5Everton6411104613
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd6402127512
7Crystal Palace6312107310
8Chelsea6312109110
9Southampton62227618
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom62227618
11Watford62131011-17
12Leicester CityLeicester6213811-37
13Burnley621358-37
14Hull City6213712-57
15Bournemouth621349-57
16Middlesbrough612369-35
17Swansea CitySwansea6114510-54
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham6105716-93
19Stoke CityStoke6024415-112
20Sunderland6015512-71