Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists he needs to improve his squad this summer if the Blues are to build on their Premier League title triumph.
Mancini wants to add the UEFA Champions League to this season's significant silverware, with City having spent heavily since their takeover by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour in 2008 to establish a position of prominence in the English game.
Chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak has said there is now no need to spend the lavish sums of previous summers, because the squad is already strong, but Mancini still wants more top names.
Mancini said: "Barcelona and Real Madrid every year buy two or three players and spend a lot of money.
"I think for Manchester City it will be the same.
"We need to improve. We need to have the strength to play Champions League and Premier League."
Mancini will also focus on the current squad, with speculation still likely to surround the controversial figures of Carlos Tevez.
Tevez was widely expected to leave in the summer after failing in his attempts to engineer a move during the January transfer window.
Yet after returning to the club following his infamous self-imposed exile in Argentina to play a key role in the run-in, the apparently reintegrated 28-year-old has said he wants to stay.
Their dispute now over, Mancini said: "It's not difficult to manage Tevez. He's a good guy. We had a good relationship always.
"I don't know why we had that situation in September but in the end he's a good guy and a fantastic player."