Robert Lewandowski is the latest centre forward to be linked with a move to Manchester City.
After selling Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli to Serie A in the last two transfer windows, City have been left with just two first team centre forwards.
Sergio Aguero recently signed a new contract, however Edin Dzeko has been linked with a host of European clubs and his inconsistency has frustrated those at the Etihad.
There is even rumours suggesting City are willing to offer Dzeko in a swap deal for Lewandowski plus cash and on paper the move could favour both parties.
The Polish international had a fantastic personal season for Borussia Dortmund, however told the club he won't be renewing his deal which runs out at the end of this campaign.
Lewandowski only cost Dortmund £4million, so are prepared to let his contract run down in an attempt to keep him at the club for longer. Dortmund however are desperate to avoid selling their top marksman to their closest rivals Bayern Munich, who have already brought Mario Gotze from them this summer.
Manchester City have missed out on both their main forward line targets this year and have to adjust their plans.
Radamael Falcao joined Monaco earlier this month, whilst the club aren't prepared to match Napoli's £54million release clause of Edison Cavani.
Manuel Pellegrini is desperate to bring in a third striker to the club, after their lack of goals really cost them last season as they lost their Premier League title to Manchester United.