After winning back-to-back Premier League titles, Manchester City find themselves with a mountain to climb if they are to make it three in a row.
After drawing 2-2 at Newcastle United on Saturday, the Citizens find themselves 11 points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool with just 14 matches played.
The exit of Vincent Kompany and injury to Aymeric Laporte seems to have had a big impact on Pep Guardiola’s side with the Frenchman imperious last term.
Now with January just a month away, the champions may feel that they have to dip into the market if they are to be able to compete at the back end of various competitions.
But who could the Etihad side move for? We take a look at three players City have been linked with over the last seven days…