Transfer Window Blows Open as Manchester City Spend, Spend, Spend

True BlueCorrespondent IJanuary 4, 2010

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02:   Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini watches the action as snow falls during the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON 3rd Round match between Middlesbrough and Manchester City at the Riverside on January 2, 2010 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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There are always rumours come the opening of the bi-annual transfer window, but this year it seems one team has been at the centre of all the hubbub.

Yes, we all know about the massive wealth of Manchester City's Abu Dhabian owner and his desire to spend some.

Many people were underwhelmed by the lack of largesse under Mark Hughes, but according to a number of reports in the UK media, that is all about to change at Eastlands.

The European style of owner-led player purchases is not a problem for Roberto Mancini, and unlike Mark Hughes, he will work with the players he is given as well as those he asks for.

So how about this for a shopping list:

Gerrard £60m

Torres £90m

Aguero £40m

Maicon £30m

That's just for starters, of course, as the intention is to be the very best club team in the world.

Whether it's still too early in the developments at City to get the real world stars to sign on, only the people with the cheque book really know.