Incoming manager Manuel Pellegrini held talks with Manchester City directors over transfer policy last week.

The Daily Mail says Pellegrini has held a strategy meeting with sporting director Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano.

Begiristain, Soriano and academy head Brian Marwood flew to Spain last week to talk to the 59-year-old about signings and trying to overhaul Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United.