Current options - Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero
Possible signings - Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Robert Lewandowski
Mario Balotelli and Carlos Tevez are gone, Edin Dzeko is likely to follow. That would mean only Sergio Aguero remains from the title-winning quartet.
So, it's pretty clear how City get back to the top. If United add Robin Van Persie and win the league, who's to say if City do the same (Cavani, Lewandowski, Suarez) they aren't capable of achieving a similar result?
Their squad is arguably stronger across the board. But without the goals of Tevez, it is undoubtedly their weak link.