Hazard has been linked with a move away from the French club on a number of occasions this season and Mancini admits that he is an admirer of the Belgian.
The Italian said: "I like Hazard a lot. He's a good player, he's young and he would do great things in our team. Given his technical qualities City would be the perfect destination for him.
"I know him and have been following him for a long time. He's a player a lot of teams want."
Manchester City are currently second in the Premier League.