Manchester City can't buy success - Salomon Kalou

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Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has warned Manchester City they will find it tough to buy their way to the title despite their summer spending spree.

City have has spent over £70 million on signing Aleksandar Kolarov, David Silva, Yaya Touré and Jérôme Boateng as they look to wrest the Premier League title from the Chelsea.

The spending is unlikely to end there as the Eastlands club eye a £25 million move for Inter Milan forward Mario Balotelli and a similiar offer for Aston Villa midfielder James Milner.

City's spending recalls the period when Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich engaged in an equally massive spree to turn his club into champions.

But Kalou reckons the sense of continuity and togetherness at Stamford Bridge makes them a formidable proposition.

He said: "Just because you bring in 10 new players every year doesn't mean you are going to finish top of the table.

"City did the same thing last season and finished fifth and I am not sure if they'll be any stronger this time.

"Spending a lot of money on new signings doesn't guarantee anything. City have to remember there are still teams like Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal who will always be at the top.

"And this year we will all be up there fighting for the title again."

Kalou added: "It's good to keep the same team. This is the squad that won the league and FA Cup double last season. We know how to win.

"We'll try to bring some youth players through and they will show their quality. From there, we will have a good squad ready for the Premier League and Champions League."

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