Manchester City has had an active summer transfer period, and it doesn't appear to be slowing down.
Carlos Tevez is somehow still a member of the club, yet is currently not in shape to play after a long period of inactivity. Tevez played in Copa America 2011, along with new teammate Sergio Aguero, who is ahead of Tevez on Roberto Mancini's depth chart. Tevez's status remains uncertain after his recent failed moved to Brazilian club Corinthians.
The two Argentina forwards may have a new playmaker if reports are accurate that negotiations to add Arsenal midfield Samir Nasri have stepped up. Arsene Wenger may not be able to retain Nasri with a contract extension, which means Arsenal will have to start listening to offers. City appear to be the clear frontrunners for the talented Frenchman, who has a value of roughly £25 million.
Should Tevez move on, City may have another high-profile striker to replace him in what is clearly among the most over-crowded collection of forwards in the world. Tevez could be swapped for Inter's Samuel Eto'o since Tevez has shown an interest in playing for the Serie A giants.
It will be interesting to see if that deal goes through, and what the reaction will be from both sides. In a relatively quiet summer transfer period, a Tevez-for-Eto'o swap will clearly be the most noteworthy deal.
While Tevez and Aguero failed to lead host Argentina through to the semifinals in Copa America 2011, a player who thrived in the tournament was young Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates. The 20-year-old may join City from Uruguayan Primera Division club Nacional in a £10 million deal, according to The Guardian and Inside Futbol.
Coates might find his way to Manchester if Bristol City can make a deal to add defender Dedryck Boyata. The 20-year-old Belgian centre back was used sparingly by Mancini last year, and isn't expected to receive much playing time in the upcoming season.