Following a season of disappointment and despair for Manchester City after having won the Premiership in 2013/14 manager Manuel Pellegrini is to go on a massive £200 million shopping spree to re-shape his squad for the season ahead.
City is confident that all the business they do will be within the framework of the Financial Fair Play regulations with the club expected to announce a record turnover of close to £400 million in the next accounting year.
The majority of Pellegrini’s money will come from the sale of Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov with the possibility of Samir Nasri and Yaya Toure also heading towards the exit at the Etihad.
And with James Milner out of contract Pellegrini is looking at bringing in Everton’s Ross Barkley as the England international’s replacement.
City is also interested in Wolfsburg winger Kevin de Bruyne, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, Atletico Madrid’s Koke and Monaco left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
The Citizens could also make a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba with a £70 million offer while also tracking contract negotiations with Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling.