Manchester City's season may have ended in disappointment as they suffered a shock loss to Wigan in the FA Cup final but they are determined to wrestle the title back from Manchester United by signing Malaga midfielder Isco and Napoli superstar Edison Cavani.

With Sir Alex Ferguson announcing his decision to stand down as Manchester United manager, there has been a sense of excitement from supporters of the other top Premier League teams who see this as an opportunity to challenge for major honours.

Manuel Pellegrini and Isco have both been linked with summer moves to Manchester City. [Reuters]

There could well be major changes at the Etihad as well with rumours suggesting that Roberto Mancini will be replaced by Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini in the coming days.

The Mirror believe that Pellegrini's arrival could be the start of a busy summer as the club plan to spent nearly £80m in order to recruit Isco and Cavani.

Spanish midfielder Isco has been one of the outstanding players for Malaga this season and there is a belief that he would be interested in following Pellegrini to Manchester City.

The 21 year old has a release clause of £27m which would certainly not deter City who are determined to build a side capable of reclaiming the Premier League.

However, perhaps the most significant signing would be that of Cavani as Napoli have repeatedly made it clear that they would not be prepared to sell the prolific forward for less than his release clause - which stands at a staggering £52m.

The Uruguayan has been repeatedly linked with away from Napoli and it would be major statement of intent from City if they broke the British transfer record in order to secure the services of Cavani.

City can boast the best defence in the Premier League this season, keeping an impressive 17 clean sheets, but they have lacked firepower and have been unable to compete with Manchester United who have scored 19 more goals that there city rivals.

Edison Cavani
Edison Cavani has scored more than 100 goals for Napoli since signing in the summer of 2010. [Reuters]

Cavani would certainly bring an added goal threat, having scored an impressive 103 goals in just 137 games for Napoli since making the move from Palermo back in the summer of 2010.

City's director of football Txiki Begiristain is determined to make this a successful summer and has reportedly make it clear to the board that these two players need to arrive at the club.

"All the talk here is not just about Pellegrini, but also that City think they've got Isco and Cavani," a Abu Dhabi source is quoted as saying in the Mirror.

"They seem very confident and very excited about it. Things are obviously happening very quickly behind the scenes."

Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners certainly have the fortunes to sanction two massive offers and they will be desperate for success after a trophyless season.