Leeds United striker Nicky Ajose has joined Sky Bet League One side Crewe on an emergency loan deal.
Championship side Rotherham have signed Manchester United defender Reece James on loan until January 10.
Following last season's title win, this campaign has been something of a disappointment with below-par showings in the Barclays Premier League and Champions League.
That has been enough to spark speculation over the future of the City captain, with Barcelona mooted as a possible destination.
But the 27-year-old told The Sun: "I have no reason to go elsewhere.
"I am happy here, I have five years left and if you knew the plans for this team for the future ... I consider that to be a real objective."