Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini expects the club to have signed two new players within the next two weeks, as he revealed that the club are in talks with potential new targets.
The Italian manager stressed that the club would not be embarking on another lavish spending spree which have become almost customary in the previous summers, but is looking to bring in players who can immediately improve the team, he told the Manchester Evening News.
“We want to improve by signing new players and I'm sure in the next two weeks we can do something about signing new players,” Mancini said.
“We have a lot of players, I don't think we need ten new ones. We need to improve some positions, but I won't say two, three, one.
“Any new player must come here and help the team improve. We are talking to some players, but the market is difficult so we need more time."
Robin Van Persie remains one of Manchester City’s top targets, after he made his intentions to not renew his contract at the Emirates Stadium clear. The Daily Mirror report that City’s attempts to lure the Dutchman to the club may be hindered by the club’s requirement to offload some of their high-earning stars who have become surplus to requirements.
The Mirror report that City chief executive Brian Marwood is not prepared to make Van Persie the club’s top earner, a wage thought to be in the region of £225,000 which is Yaya Toure’s current salary.