Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants to launch a continental spending spree. Mancini plans will transform City's squad and the British core of the current team.

The Sunday Mirror says Mancini is looking for the kind of £200million player investment that City's Abu Dhabi owners lavished on Hughes so that he can bring in his own men - regardless of whether the Blues finish in the top four.

Inter duo Mario Balotelli and Maicon, Daniele de Rossi of Roma and Real Madrid's free-scoring Gonzalo Higuain top his wish-list.