Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants five new signings.

The Sunday Mirror says Mancini was ­given assurances that he will once again be given the green light to splash the cash during a meeting with club owner Sheikh ­Mansour in Abu Dhabi this week.

He feels he needs as many as five big-name ­signings if he is to build on his FA Cup success.

City are also looking for ­buyers for Emmanuel Adebayor, Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz, Wayne Bridge, Shaun Wright-­Phillips and Nedum Onuoha.

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