After Manuel Pellegrini sanctioned the sale of Carlos Tevez to Juventus, the Chilean is now drawing up a list of strikers who could take his place in the Manchester sunshine. Here we look at five possible new No.32s.
**As the Pep Guardiola era begins at Bayern Munich, the first man out the door could be the German international, who has struggled to get into the starting XI at the Allianz Arena in recent times, despite scoring 66 goals in just 91 appearances for the club. The lofty striker isn't the most mobile, which could see his opportunities reduced even more under the Catalan, but he has the ability become the perfect partner for the more energetic Sergio Aguero, especially considering that City now possess wing wizard Jesus Navas.
**The tricky Benfica striker has been linked with a move to a bigger league for years, but this could be his time to exit the Portuguese capital. Cardozo is already, so Pellegrini might be more inclined to look for a younger forward, as the new boss maintains his long-term vision. The Paraguayan scores most of his goals inside the box, which might see him as a direct rival to Aguero, as opposed someone that compliments City's main man.
**He may be born in Argentina, but the striker is making his name with the Italy national team. Having had a slow start to his career, the striker eventually found his feet playing for Espanyol in Spain, where he was prolific, netting 20 times in his one season in Catalonia. This form earned him a move to Roma, where he has further improved his reputation on the pitch, as well as seeing him win eight caps for Cesare Prandelli's side. Osvaldo's temperament has been called into question, after he was suspended by his club for punching team-mate Erik Lamela in the face, but Tevez wasn't perfect either.
**The Montenegrin isn't an out-and-out striker, which would allow more flexibility in Pellegrini's ranks, as the forward can play down the middle, but has the ability to operate on the wing, and even as a traditional No.10, which could be useful after City missed out on Isco. Former boss Roberto Mancini was repeatedly linked with the Fiorentina man, but never successfully got him to sign for the east Manchester outfit. Jovetic is equally adept with both feet, and has been compared to the likes of Roberto Baggio and Gianfranco Zola in Italy, proving how highly he is rated by his peers in Serie A, and aged just 23 means he has greater longevity than the other targets.
**Amongst all the big spending rumours, there is one man that has almost been forgotten. John Guidetti was ranked as one of the continent's best young strikers when he was firing them in for Feyenoord, scoring 20 goals in 23 games for the Dutch side, before he being struck down by a virus, which forced him to miss the rest of the 2011/12 season, as the Swede lost feeling in his right leg. Following a long spell of treatment, Guidetti returned to City's reserve side at the end of the 2012/13 campaign, but then manager Mancini didn't believe he was fit enough to play for the first team, despite a striker shortage at Eastlands. New boss Pellegrini tried to take the once capped Swede to Malaga on loan, proving that he rates the striker, and could use him regularly if he makes a full recovery from his problems.