Etihad Stadium could see a new goal-machine.
Manchester City have already identified the man they want to replace striker Carlos Tevez – Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller.
The Blues are lining up a £45million transfer for the 21-year-old, who has four years left on his contract, and will offer him a six-year £250,000-a-week deal.
The Germany international rocketed to fame by winning the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup with five goals.
He carried on his fine form last season bagging 12 goals and 11 assists in the Bundesliga.
City boss Roberto Mancini is a huge admirer of Muller and would love to replace want-away captain Carlos Tevez.
The Argentine is attempting to push through a £35million move to Corinthians but the Blues will not let him leaveon the cheap, and are demanding the full £45million valuation.
Mancini will face a tough task in persuading Bayern to sell their most valuable asset and may even have to go higher than £50million to get their man.
If Bayern refuse to sell, City may even try to sign Muller’s team-mate Mario Gomez, who could be bought for £40million.