Manchester City, as one of the richest clubs in the world, if not the richest, will always be linked with top players coming up to the transfer window. But as every fan knows, there is a big difference between realistic targets and sensationalist potential signings.
In fairness, since Roberto Mancini took over, December 19, 2009 if you're interested, he has always splashed out during the transfer period.
Having spent some £269 million on just 23 players over the course of six transfer windows so far, it's fair to say that the club and Mancini will probably spend big again come January 2013, especially after being knocked out of the Champions League.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at six realistic transfer targets for the Citizens in January.
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