It is agreed amongst most in the Football Transfer Tavern, that Manchester City are yet to reach the levels they set so impressively last season. Yet the Champions still remain unbeaten, and just three points adrift of current leaders Manchester United.
Roberto Mancini has been active in every transfer window, bringing in players not necessarily required, just because he can given the financial clout as derived from the Citizens foreign ownership. The likes of David Pizzaro, Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair all belong in this category.
But this January it seems Mancini is set to spend once more, and spend big in order to defend his title.