While City is close to signing Balotelli, it is expected that Super Mario will sign this week, Mancini is already trying to get Fernando Torres from Liverpool. Torres is not in good relationship with the owners, so his transfer to City is not so unlikely.

Rumours are saying that Liverpool wants £60million for Torres, and this is not to much for City owners. With Torres as a central forward and with Tevez and Balotelli on the side, City’s attack would be one of the best in the world.

“Torres is one of the best strikers in Europe and is already playing in the Premier League for three years and knows it very well. But it depends on his situation – his price and whether he wants to come,” said Mancini.

City are still tracking Milner but if they manage to sign both Torres and Balotelli, Milner will probably stay in Aston Villa.