After winning two trophies in Manuel Pellegrini's first season in charge, Manchester City will be keener than ever to reinforce their playing staff this summer in order to keep improving.
Time waits for no man and, particularly in football, things can change very quickly.
Remaining ahead of your rivals is a difficult task, especially with the financial restrictions the club face in light of the FFP sanctions placed on them by UEFA. City's net spend this summer is capped at £49 million.
Here are five reasons why the club need to be as busy as possible in this transfer window. Please feel free to use the comment section below to join the debate.