Manuel Pellegrini looks already a done deal to replace Roberto Mancini at the Etihad and now, according to the Sunday People, they have already triggered Atletico Madrid's £54 million buy-out clause for Radamel Falcao.
That would break the British transfer record fee paid which was the £50m that Chelsea paid to land Fernando Torres in 2011.
According to the People, Pellegrini is a key reason why Falcao is set to choose the club ahead of Manchester City ahead of Chelsea who are also interested.
The Colombian is also not keen in going head-to-head with Fernando Torres for playing time because the Spaniard is such a favourite of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
The People adds that: "Falcao’s imminent arrival, on a deal worth more than £200,000 per week, means Carlos Tevez will be allowed to leave City – and the Argentine has offers on the table from wealthy French clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco.
"Edin Dzeko may also leave City this summer but a proposed part-exchange deal involving the Bosnian and Falcao is not believed to interest Atletico."
Going back to Torres and according to the Sun his days at Stamford Bridge are numbered despite his 22 goals this season.
The paper says that Chelsea will take a £30m hit on the striker and sell him for just £20m as they look to splash out £70m on Napoli star Edinson Cavani and Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle.
The Sunday Mirror though says that Wayne Rooney remains Chelsea's big summer target and they report that Abramovich is prepared to pay over £30m for the wantaway striker who is also being chased by Paris St Germain.
There are lots of other pieces of gossip floating around as is typical of a Sunday and one of the more intriguing nuggets comes in the Sunday Telegraph which reports that Monaco have made a surprise inquiry for England striker Andy Carroll, who is set to leave Liverpool this summer.
West Ham would like to keep Carroll at the club but are reluctant to pay Liverpool the £16 million they are demanding for the 24-year-old, who is also earning wages of £90,000 a week. Monaco, under Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, would have no such problems coming up with the cash.
Chelsea believe they have won the race to sign Luke Shaw, Southampton’s 17-year-old left-back and England’s most coveted young footballer. Shaw is expected to cost upwards of £10m. (Sunday Times)
Darren Bent will be offered an escape route out of Villa Park by Fulham this summer. But any deal hinges on Villa being prepared to lower the £12million valuation they placed on the hitman, 29, in the January transfer window. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Liverpool target Christian Eriksen will snub the Kop and sign a new contract at Ajax if Brendan Rodgers does not make a £15million offer in the next month. (Sunday People)
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is ready to raid former club Lazio for Modibo Diakite. The centre-back, 26, is set to join along with Maritimo defender and fellow Frenchman Valentin Roberge, 25, – both players are free agents. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Phil Neville has met Everton chairman Bill Kenwright to discuss succeeding David Moyes as manager at Goodison Park. (Daily Star on Sunday)
Michael Appleton could be offered a swift return to management with the England's U21s. (Sunday Mirror)
And finally, Mark Hughes, the former Manchester City and QPR manager, and Celtic’s Neil Lennon are the frontrunners to take over at Leicester City as the club’s Thai owners ponder the future of current boss Nigel Pearson. (Mail On Sunday)