Manchester City have spent well over £1 billion since their financial takeover in 2008, from the Abu Dhabi Investment Group. This dramatic windfall has taken the club from mid-table to expected record breakers and title winners.
With key players, like David Silva, set to depart the club this season, and former captain and rock at the back, Vincent Kompany, already gone, there is little doubt that City will be looking to spend heavily again this year.
Liverpool are currently sitting 25 points ahead of the champions in the Premier League, also, perhaps prompting Pep Guardiola to look into the potential transfers which could help them regain the title next season.
However, there is one major issue City have: their two-year European ban. Illegal dealings in the transfer market have forced Financial Fair Play into action, which now means the Citizens are facing a two-year expulsion from all European competition.
So, whilst Premier League titles come and go and as the League Cup seems all but guaranteed, there will be no Champions League title once again. This may give City their biggest roadblock in the transfer market in over a decade, ruining their chances of some elite signatures.
With this said, we take a look at some of the players that Guardiola could potentially sign for next season.