The Manchester Evening News says City are still hoping to bring in another central defender before the transfer window closes, to reinforce their four-pronged push for honours.
They have taken a look at Dante, who has talked up the prospect of joining Manchester United this week.
City have also been quoted a ludicrous £40million price for Porto's France international Eliaquim Mangala.
But, unless something changes quickly, the Blues are set to enter the run-in with the same squad.
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