Manchester City's billionaire owner Thaskin Shinawatra is planning to change the club's crest to make them more marketable in the Far East.

Shinawatra, who is Thailand's former Prime Minister and now lives in a £4.5million mansion Weybridge, is believed to want to incorporate Thai symbolism into the badge.

That could mean elephants or a half-man half-bird garuda replacing the traditional golden eagle.

The 58-year-old is determined to make Manchester CIty bigger than it's more illustrious neighbours Manchester United and has plenty of resources, despite £1billion of frozen assets in Thailand.

Shinawatra was ousted in a military coup two years ago and now resides in Britain, with another pad in London.

His other interests apart from football include golf and karaoke.