Sheikh Mansour promises new players at Manchester City
Manchester City owners plan to conquer Europe
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Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has confirmed the club will make "changes" to their squad this summer, but has warned that players deemed surplus to requirements won't be sold on the cheap.
Having guided City to a maiden Premier League title last season - their first league triumph in 44 years - boss Roberto Mancini urged the club not to rest on their laurels next season.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak had said the club would shy away from spending lavish sums of previous summers as they now have a world-class squad. But Mancini insists more top names are still required if they are to challenge Europe's elite.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid, every year, buy two or three players and spend a lot of money. I think for Manchester City it will be the same," he said. “We need to improve. We need to have the strength to play Champions League and Premier League.”
Mancini met Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi recently to discuss the club's plans ahead of next season and City's owner has hinted he may be willing to bow to the Italian's wishes.
Admitting the club will be active in the transfer market, Sheikh Mansour has, though, insisted they will look to balance the books by offloading a number of out of favour players.
The likes of Wayne Bridge, Kolo Toure, Michael Johnson, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz have all been deemed surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium, with the club eager to find them new homes.
“There will be changes," said Sheikh Mansour. "Some Man City players will be available for sale if we receive good offers. The club will buy other players.”
City may, though, have to be content with temporary moves for their fringe stars as was the case last season with Bridge, Adebayor and Santa Cruz all leaving on loan as other clubs reluctant to pay their huge salaries.
Sheikh Mansour's admission that the club will look to sign players this summer will be music to the ears of Mancini and the club's fans as they look to cement their place at the top of English football.
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