Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is bound to have a few more tricks up his sleeve – he certainly has more money in his pocket in the final hours of the transfer window.
But who could be the last minute arrivals at the Etihad Stadium as deadline day dawns?
The former Manchester United player is all but ready to join the 'noisy neighbours' after numerous tests on that notorious knee.
Hargreaves was released by Sir Alex Ferguson and was being lined up by a very hopeful Roy Hogson at West Brom, but it seems Mancini recognised in time that this former England regular has much more to give.
Linked heavily with Arsenal, Cahill is hot Barclays Premier League defending property. But, as Arsene Wenger moves in on Per Mertesacker, the Bolton boy could be free to move locally.
Tottenham Hotspur have also had an offer turned down, and it may be that only Manchester City have the right amount to land the player (£17 million).
The Argentine talent is being allowed to talk to other clubs by Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, and his attention has been caught by a loan deal to Roma. But, Manchester City would be able to put up the £10 million rumoured asking price, and are reportedly considering it.
Daniele De Rossi
Described by fellow Italian Roberto Mancnini as “absolutely perfect for the team” and “one of the best midfielders in the world”, De Rossi could be useful for the City campaign while vital midfielder Yaya Toure plays in the African Cup of Nations at the start of the New Year.
Mark van Bommell
Another midfield option, the Dutchman has so far turned down any offers and is apparently happy at AC Milan.
But every player has his price and Van Bommell has been courted by adamant City since January in an attempt to bring him alongside Nigel de Jong.
The French attacker has been creating a scramble from top English clubs to sign him. At just 16 years-old, Niang is an exciting prospect and Mancini is keen to sign him up.
Wesley Sneijder – Snatching the Dutch midfielder would serve to exacerbate the intense rivalry between hopeful Manchester United and the Blues – do City have the bargaining edge?
Aaron Lennon – Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has been stubbornly guarding White Hart Lane's out door this summer, but could an Adam Johnson swap tempt him?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – The Swedish international has spent his career on the continent and won the league with AC Milan last year – could Mancini and the money really convince him to move to England?
Gareth Bale – Another Tottenham player unlikely to be let go. The youngster will also be keen to keep up his first team appearances – would Mancini be able to provide him with that privilege?
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