Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson will hand Thaksin Shinawatra a list of his summer transfer targets when the owner returns on Thursday.
The Swedish coach will get straight down to business with Thaksin, who has pleaded not guilty in Thailand's Supreme Court in one of two corruption cases being brought against him.
The court session came a day before he begins a month-long trip to England to attend to his duties with City - a trip which the court has already sanctioned.
He gave the green light for £50million worth of transfers but City have failed to build on a bright start to the campaign.
Eriksson is already looking to strengthen in the close season and told the Manchester Evening News: "Dr Thaksin is most welcome, he has been away a long time. It will be nice to see him.
"I will have a meeting with him and his advisors and discuss next season. I am sure he has seen every game wherever he has been."