Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said that he is hopeful new recruits this summer will help the club become a "top team" again.
Last season, Manuel Pellegrini's side lost their grip on the Premier League title, which was eventually comfortably won by Chelsea.
"We are looking forward to the new players coming to try to help the club and do something big," Toure told CityTV. "We want to do something big this year. I hope maybe in a couple of days new players come and make this club a top team next year.
"The club has been built to top this league and when we finish in second it is quite disappointing. We want to bounce back. This club don't have to be second or third. We always have to finish first."
City will begin the new season away at The Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion on August 10.