London, Jan 06 : Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has asked the club owners to back him in the transfer market so that he could help City land their first Premier League trophy in 44 years.
City is at the summit of the league table with a three-point lead over local rivals Manchester United.
Now Mancini feels he would require to make new signings during the January transfer window to boost their chances of winning the title, The Sun reports.
"This could be a first title for many years and we need to do everything we can to win it," said Mancini.
The City squad has been plagued by injury problems and Gareth Barry's ban.
Even midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Kolo Toure won't be available for a reasonable duration due to their involvement in the African Nations Cup.
Although City owner Sheikh Mansour has spent around 500 million pounds on buying new players since taking over the club in 2008, the Etihad board is now worried due to the new Financial Fair Play regulations.
The board has asked Mancini to sell players first and then only can he buy new players. Mancini also admits that selling his players is a must before signing any new players.
"Yes, yes. This is the problem. But if we don''t have the players, it''s tough for us," he added. City striker Carlos Tevez's anticipated transfer to AC Milan is also currently on hold and is expected to take a long time. (ANI)
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