Manchester City's owners are even more determined to bring success to the club after their latest Financial Fair Play probe.
City believe they have no case to answer with regard to claims by German magazine Der Spiegel that some of their lucrative sponsorship deals are being financed by owner Sheikh Mansour.
A source told the Mirror: “Plans are being drawn up and pursued for the next five, 10, 20 years and beyond.
“If anything, the allegations made against us and the subsequent hysterical reaction they have caused has made the club's owners and executives even more determined to turn City into the club that the Abu Dhabi United Group envisaged when they took over 10 years ago.
“We are not going to go away."