Man City have been extremely quiet in this Summer's transfer window especially considering the spending power that they posses which has led them to be one of the most hated teams of recent years. But, that looks set to change today as Roberto Mancini is eyeing up not only one Arsenal player, but two. Both Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy are reported to be on their way to Manchester City.
Although Nasri is definitely on his way to Manchester should he leave the Emirates, it is possible that he could be playing in the "Theatre of Dreams" as Man United have expressed their desire to sign the Frenchman for a while now.
Gael Clichy is all but a done deal and could move for a fee of £7 million and for the owners of City, that is like the rusty change you find in your back pocket. The left-back position is somewhat of a concern for Roberto Mancini as Kolarov, despite being praised for his set piece prowess, has struggled defensively at Eastlands. Especially with a big season coming up, perhaps the biggest in the club's history, I'm sure Mancini wants to get that fixed.
Samir Nasri could be following his fellow Frenchman to Eastlands as it is being reported that Man City have matched the £20 million pound price tag that Arsenal slapped on his head.
Although United are very much fans of the creative midfielder and would relish the chance to have him in their team, I don't think they will be able to outbid the Blue half of Manchester, though the Glaziers have proved they have a hefty amount of money left in their bank account with three big signings already this Summer.
If it seems that Nasri looks likely to join the Red Devils, Mancini is prepared to offer him a contract which would see him earning £180,000 each week. It would be interesting to see if this bid is due to the fact that Man City missed out on getting their hands on the much talked about Chilean, Alexis Sanchez.
I think both would be a success at the club and would make a huge contribution to the team which are preparing to face the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan.
What do you make of the possibility of these two going to Eastlands? Is this the last we have seen of City in this transfer window?
I would love to hear any comments you may have.