If you take Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano at his word, City are no longer interested in participating in the summer transfer market.
"We have a new right-back, a new holding midfielder and we will have a new central defender and that’s it. We don’t need to sign new players for the sake of it," he told reporters recently.
Of course, necessity can be the mother of reinvention when it comes to these sorts of sentiments. City signed Martin Demichelis very late in last summer's transfer window after Vincent Kompany was injured in the opening match of the 2013-14 Premier League season.
Assuming that City manager Manuel Pellegrini's team maintains sufficient health, though, it seems safe to accept Soriano's pronouncement as true.
Besides, there are still some loose ends to tie up, as the following slides will attest.