Pellegrini warns title rivals: 'City are looking at two [players]…'

Just when you thought Manchester City couldn't get any better, they brag that they may reinforce. What does this mean for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool?

With one of the most competitive squads in world football, one would presume Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini would be content with his Citizens, however, it appears that, if an elite-level footballer became available in the transfer market, then the Etihad Stadium side would not hesitate in recruiting him.

City are currently poised to gun Arsenal all the way in the race for this season's Premier League crown, as they are just a solitary point adrift of the North Londoners, 44 points to Arsene Wenger's 45 after 20 match-days. Chelsea are on 43, while Liverpool have collected 39.

There may be little activity in terms of player imports at the Emirates Stadium, despite the long-term injury sustained by Theo Walcott recently, while Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has played down talk of him looking at a solution to his striking woes and a punt on Internazionale midfielder Fredy Guarin appears to have born no fruit.

Pellegrini - has been linked with Nemanja Matic, Nicolas Otamendi, Mateo Musacchio and Arturo Vidal in the past fortnight - warned his title rivals that there may well be new additions in the North West and said, as quoted by Sky Sports: 'We might bring in talent if it's a great player, if we want to improve… right now it's not our first concern. We are looking at two or three things, but it's not important right now.'

City are currently without Jesus Navas (knee), Jack Rodwell (hamstring), Steven Jovetic (hamstring), Martin Demichelis (hamstring) and Micah Richards (hamstring) but all of whom could be back imminently, as could Sergio Aguero (calf).

The return of Aguero is what will no doubt please Pellegrini the most as the Argentine, who has already registered 13 goals and seven assists in the Premier League alone, could be back for the Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea matches, providing him with a timely boost for a pair of crucial games.

'It is very good news. All players recovering from injuries is good news, especially a player as important as Kun Aguero.'

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