City boss issues new faces claim
Roberto Mancini has claimed that Premier League champions Manchester City will strengthen their squad in the summer transfer window.
The Italian tactician guided the Citizens to their first title success in 44 years last Sunday thanks to a thrilling final game 3-2 win against QPR at the Etihad Stadium which saw them pip rivals Manchester United on goal difference. City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak intimated that it would be a fairly quiet summer on the transfer front given that around £400million has been spent on players since Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan bought the club in 2008. However, Mancini is adamant that more deals will be done to try and take City to the next level with Champions League success in his sights and Lille's Eden Hazard is thought to be one player who will be joining in a big-money deal. "Probably we will buy some good players, because we need to improve," Mancini told Sky News Arabia. "We have a good team, it is important we can put inside a player that can play with this team. "We should try to win every game and every trophy. We will start with the Charity Shield in August and we want to try to win against Chelsea, and after we see for [the] Premier League and Champions League, it is possible." On the Champions League, Mancini added: "As a team we need to improve for this competition. If you have a good team, if we work hard like we did in the last two years, I think we can do everything."