The Premier League champions have been surprisingly quiet in the transfer window this summer to date, with no additions at the Etihad Stadium to report.
However, the Italian trainer has revealed that he wants a number of new faces at the club before the start of 2012-13.
“We are a young team because we have played together for only two years,” Mancini told Sky Sports.
“We won after 50 years. We need to work harder than last year and we need to buy the players that will help the team to improve.
“We don’t need big changes. We don’t need 10 players like maybe two or three years ago.
“But we need three or four or five players and in these five players will be young guys for the future because it is important to put young players in the squad and make them as good as the players that we have.” he finished.
By Gareth McKnight