The January window has been a surprisingly quiet affair for Manchester City. We are yet to see Manuel Pellegrini conduct any business on the inward front, and the Chilean gaffer has spent much of the month complaining about Manchester United’s ‘unfair’ acquisition of Juan Mata.
Perhaps his lack of interest in the winter market is understandable; City are at the top of the Premier League table and have already scored 100 goals this season in all competitions. The need for January bolstering is relatively slim in comparison to the Sky-Blues’ divisional rivals.
But the January window is a theatre for the extreme, and the chances of a late big-money scoop should not be ruled out.
With that in mind, here’s SIX deadline deals that could take place at the Etihad within the next 48 hours.