Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted he is interested in signing Middlesbrough's Adam Johnson but conceded it may not happen before the transfer window closes on Monday.
Johnson is known to be keen on a move to Eastlands but it is understood the valuation remains a sticking point.
It is believed City have tabled a £5million bid for the player, who has scored 12 times this term and is out of contract at the end of the season.
Mancini said: 'He is a good, young player but we have respect for him and the club. We will see (what happens).'
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