I don't think we have such a topic (the ideal squad and dream player are not specific threads) and everyone is posting what he wants for THE NEW SEASON in random threads.
I'm gonna take it department by department, starting from the coaching staff. Mancini needs to go somewhere else, and take Sinissa with him. Ideal choice for us seems to be Mourinho. I wouldn't mind a number of others as well.
We don't need to change anything in goal.
As for defence, I believe it's time to let Materazzi go. He's doing more bad than good, unless he accepts to become 4th choice.
Rivas and Burdisso I'm willing to stick with. We have to assess Cordoba's and Samuel's condition after recovery. If at least one of them is not able to cope(most likely Cordoba), we should look for a starting material center back, preferably Barzagli. We don't need change in fullbacks.
We have to change our midfield entirely, and I don't mean in terms of players, but mostly in terms of how it works. I was very against Vieira coming here, and I still am against having him here. People in here want Essien, and I want him as well. That guy is very good and would be very helpful for us. Solari and Cesar will leave, and so might Figo. Maniche should stay as backup(since Dacourt will leave too). Our main problem is the attacking midfielder/trequartista/playmaker call him whatever you want. We have the chance to sign Ronaldinho, or we can pass and try to snap Diego. Both would do good for me, and I can't say whom I prefer.In an ideal world I'd say get them both.
Also, we have to strengthen our offense. Cruz is a very good finisher, but that's it. He's very useful and all, but we must make some sacrifices. As I see it, it's either Crespo or Cruz leaving. I adore Crespo, but I think he's the one to leave in such case. Suazo has failed to impress this season, but he wasn't given many chances. He was great at Eidhoven against PSV and he had a few decent games as well, but Mancini never failed to utilise him effectively. He should stay in my opinion. And now, there's the 2nd starting position debate. Get Drogba, bring Adriano back and use him, or get someone else. I really like Drogba, but signing him will take us in the situation we were at the start of the year. Who would have told you last season that having Adriano, Zlatan, Crespo, Suazo and Cruz would mean that Cruz gets a starting place? Anyhow, since I really trust Balotelli, I say we have to bring Adriano back and give him the chance to become who he was 3 years back.
To conclude, the squad I'm looking at is something like this:
Goalkeeper from Primavera
Cordoba/Barzagli (or other)
Essien/Lucho (or other)
Diego/Ronaldinho (or other)
Cruz/Drogba (or other)