Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has shoved the responsibility for the lack of new faces at the Etihad Stadium on club football director Brian Marwood.
City is keen to sign
So far though, with City unable to off-load any of its unwanted high earners, there have been no signings, with Arsenal snubbing an initial approach for
And, ahead of the City's friendly with Arsenal in
"For this question, speak to the man in charge," Mancini told reporters at a press conference in the Chinese capital.
"I am not in charge of this.
"It is important [to get players quickly] because, after what we did last year, we must continue to win.
"This year will be harder than last so we need to improve our team.
"We have a man who works for this and we hope that they can do a good job."
Mancini has previously made his admiration for
However, aware he will be facing
"He is a fantastic player, but we have four strikers and with those strikers we won the title last year.
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