With Manchester City looking to plug any remaining holes in their squad, they will be aiming to spend big during the remainder of this summer to bring in some of the biggest names in world football.
From the evidence of last season's performances, one of City's biggest weaknesses was a lack of creative midfield players. Subsequently, they ended up scraping a lot of 1-0 wins, and sometimes, not even creating goal-scoring opportunities at all.
With City competing in the Champions League, FA Cup, Carling Cup and the Premier League next season, they will need strengthening in a few areas to cope with the added demands.
Here's a look at five players who could be the solutions to City's needs.