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Mancini wants summer of spending

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini hopes to be allowed to spend big this summer in pursuit of further success.

Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has said there is now no need to spend the lavish sums of previous summers, because the squad is already strong, but Mancini still wants more top names as he hopes to add the Champions League to this season's Barclays Premier League title victory.

He told BBC Sport: "Barcelona and Real Madrid every year buy two or three players and spend a lot of money. I think for Manchester City it will be the same. We need to improve. We need to have the strength to play Champions League and Premier League."

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