On the day that Roberto Mancini unveiled his latest £27m capture, Edin Dzeko, he vowed that it would mark the end of the first chapter of City's reinvention using the oil wealth of Abu Dhabi. Questioned on how the club would achieve the goal of complying with the new regulations, Mancini said there would be no major spree to match last summer's.
"This is my ideal squad at the moment. We don't need to buy another six or seven players next summer. Maybe two or three. We are building a great team at the moment. Every year we want to improve, but with another two or three players next season, no more," he said.