Manchester could splash out in the summer for two of the best players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao. Currently languishing nine points behind fierce rivals Man Utd, and pocketing around £20m from the sale of Mario Balotelli to Milan, The Metro reports that City will look to make the signings in order to establish themselves as a global powerhouse.

How likely this rumour is remains to be seen. Whilst it's definitely true Ronaldo is unsettled at Madrid, another club currently struggling in the league, he shares a great relationship with United from his six years at Old Trafford and therefore it seems unlikely any return to Manchester would be to the Etihad.

Falcao has no such ties to England, and whilst he has long-been courted by Roman Abramovich's Chelsea, he could be tempted by the ambition of the Citizens to conquer Europe.

Price will be a factor in any move. There's no question that City, funded by Sheikh Mansour, could afford both players, buy with reports of around £80m to sign Ronaldo and £40m to bag Falcao, it's hard to see how the club would be able to stay within Uefa's financial fair play rules unless there was a mass exodus of City stars in the summer.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner