Manchester City Transfer News: Tracking Latest Rumours, Updates & Signings

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Manchester City Transfer News: Tracking Latest Rumours, Updates & Signings
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The majority of people will be nursing their hangover this morning after the New Year celebrations, but for Premier League managers, it's just another day at the office. With several bosses knowing that just 31 days remain to make transfers before the transfer window shuts at midnight on February 1, there's no time to waste.

For the clubs fighting for survival in the prestigious Premier League, that one signing could make all the difference when May comes around.

In the 2012 winter transfer window, the arrival of Senegalese striker Papiss Cissé at Newcastle was one of the most effective January transfers to date, with the £10 million man notching nine goals in 17 games after joining from Bundesliga outfit Freiburg.

However, for the reigning champions in England, Manchester City, it could be a busy window for their Italian coach Roberto Mancini. Controversial forward Mario Balotelli has been strongly linked (per Goal.com) with a move back to his native roots in Italy, while Joleon Lescott and Scott Sinclair are two other players who are reported (per The Mirror) as being unhappy at the Etihad Stadium.

But with the Blues set to lose brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure this month for the African Cup of Nations and injuries at a premium, Mancini could be set to dip into the transfer market, with the former Inter coach receiving the full backing of owner Sheikh Mansour. 

They're currently second in the Premier League but are five points off leaders Manchester United, and with seemingly unlimited funds, it seems possible that they could sign one or two players.

With the Citizens all set to be busy in the window, we're going to be updating this page with more news as we get it, so stay tuned for all of the latest news regarding Manchester City. Make sure you let us know your views on who you think Mancini could bring in, or if you're brave, which players could be shown the door.

Happy New Year to you all, and let's hope it's an eventful window.

 

--Updated January 22, 8am ET--

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