Manchester City's 2-1 win over rivals Manchester United Monday night might have served as nothing more than a morale boost. Mathematically they're still in with a shout, but at 12 points behind with just seven Premier League games to play, that title is all but gone.
Beyond the FA Cup campaign, which plays out its semifinal stage this weekend, it's almost time to look forward to next season. As such, the team's current roster must be evaluated to see what must be added.
If this team is to reclaim the Premier League title, as well as make a better run in the Champions League than it has in its two previous tries, reinforcements must be brought in. Ahead is a list, in order of importance to what the team needs, of who should be brought to Eastlands.
This article will assume that Roberto Mancini stays on as manager, and as such, the general tactics of the side will not change. It also takes into account that players must also leave the club. Let's have a look at that first.