Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admits they're already making plans for the January market.

"We're thinking about January," Eriksson told City's website. "Tord and some of the scouts have been travelling a lot lately, in fact I think Tord saw four games in three days last week in the UEFA Cup and Champions League.

"We are working on it, but I haven't seen any papers so I don't know what names are out there but I should be very surprised if some of the names that Tord, the coaches and I are discussing are in there - I don't think so."

The Manager, who brought eight new players to the Club in the summer, asserts that he won't be spending money for the sake of it.

"I don't know how much we'll have to spend but I'm told there will be money available if we need it. We'll have to be very careful, if we want to buy someone it has to be someone who will make this team better, and the better we play the more difficult it is to find players that can do that.

"It won't be shopping like it was in August, but this international break is also very useful to have a look at players who are involved with their national sides as well."