Former City boss Mark Hughes started the spending spree – and Mancini has continued it in spectacular style. But he still isn’t satisfied with his squad and is likely to want up to another £100m, depending on whether players like Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli stay at City in the summer.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 29, will be a target as part of an exchange deal if Balotelli, 20, pushes for a quick return to Italy. The arrival of target-man Ibrahimovic would place a question mark against the future of Edin Dzeko, 25,who only arrived at City in January for £27m from Wolfsburg.
Dzeko is a similar player but has failed to impress. Mancini is also keen on £30m-rated Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, who is being tracked by Chelsea. The Uruguay hitman, 24, could be a replacement for Tevez if the Argie striker renews his attempt to leave City, having done a U-turn after asking for a transfer before Christmas.