The manager believes Manchester City need to sign three new players regardless of whether the unhappy striker Carlos Tevez stays or goes.
Roberto Mancini says Man City need three more signings
"I think it is really difficult to buy any players because all the good teams want these players," Mancini said on Sky Sports News.
"But I hope that before the game against [Manchester] United [in the Community Shield on August 7] we can have all these players.
"We have two, three targets but it depends. We need to improve because we are at the moment a few players [short] for competition and we need to have other players."