Date: 9th December 2008 at 4:18pm
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With the world’s economic climate in crisis, football in general, like all of us is being very shrewd when it comes to ‘splashing out the dosh’.

With the January transfer window just around the corner and with most of us facing tough financial times, there can’t be many clubs left in the world in a position similar to Manchester City whereby money is virtually no object.

Businesses around the globe are having to streamline to have any chance of surviving the credit crunch, and with the banks refusing to lend money, many clubs are going to have their hands forced and sell players they’d rather not.

Even Chelsea are making redundancies in an attempt to cut costs while AC Milan and Real Madrid don’t have the financial muscle they once had, only six months ago.

Speculation and rumours surrounding Manchester City’s spending power has been hitting the headlines for months now. Talk about Kaka, David Villa and the like moving to Eastlands has been fairly mooted compared to what is about to come.

I predict the transfer window, as a whole will be one of the quietest on record, however on the flip side, Manchester City’s acquisitions will be nothing short of sensational.

The media are sniffing out a January world exclusive, and there is going to be only one place the columnists will find it – yes, you’ve guest it, Manchester City Football Club.