Last Updated: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:22
Manuel Pellegrini believes adding more pace to his squad puts them in better shape to regain their Premier League title.
The Chilean has spoken of speed being a key component in the armoury of the club's two summer signings Jesus Navas and Fernandinho.
Pellegrini is looking to add more before the start of the season, but appears to be losing the battle to be reunited with Isco, whom he coached at former club Malaga.
The 21-year-old attacking midfielder is also being tracked by Real Madrid and it appears they are winning the race.
"Real Madrid are a team that excites me. They are one of the best teams in the world," Isco told Spanish newspaper AS.
While Pellegrini may ultimately have to look elsewhere, he is delighted by the two acquisitions already made.
"Jesus is a player I know well from La Liga and he is someone I have admired for a long time," he said.
"He is quick, has excellent technique and I think the City fans will enjoy watching him play.
"He will provide a variety of attacking options for us and he can also score goals as well as create them for others.
"He is an excellent signing for the club. Jesus is a world and European champion and a regular squad member in a very special Spain team."
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