Manchester City boss Robert Mancini has kept up his campaign to buy quality this summer.
City did strike one important blow last week when the inspirational Yaya Toure, after speculation he could leave, signed a new four-year contract and spoke of his confidence in the club's future.
Mancini said: "This is important for the club, it is important that they sign new contracts.
"We know that we should buy important players for next year if we want to improve.
"In football you can buy good players and afterwards you don't win - this is football, it is incredible.
"But I am sure we can do well this year, we can do a good job in the market."