Roberto Mancini's fixation on squad depth is the reason why Manchester City have arguably the deepest squad in Europe.
Last January, Mancini signed David Pizarro on loan from Roma and extended Costel Pantilimon's loan spell to a permanent deal.
So, it's probable that Mancini will be limited to one or two signings this January. Here are five potential players for City to target in the January transfer market.
I've decided not to include Falcao because City have an in-form Carlos Tévez, a world-class Sergio Agüero (who will be back), a mercurial Mario Balotelli, a serviceable Edin Džeko and an extremely talented John Guidetti.
By signing Falcao, Mancini is effectively ending Balotelli's career at City—will that happen? Probably not, considering how much Mancini has tolerated from Super Mario.