Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has confirmed the club’s intention to sign Manchester City superstar Yaya Toure this summer.
Earlier in the week, speaking with the Guardian, the player’s agent Dimitri Seluk confirmed that he and City have received offers for the Cote d’Ivoire midfielder’s services.
In response to the comments, Thohir has set out his stall, confirming that Inter are looking to bring the powerhouse to Serie A.
“Yaya Toure interests us,” the president began, speaking to Corriere della Sera [via Le 10 Sport], “and we are certain that [Roberto] Mancini will know how to use him and to make the most of him.
“Toure has a contract with Manchester City and we are obliged to respect that, but in football we can never predict what will happen in the transfer market.”
Mancini brought Yaya to the Etihad Stadium in July 2010, splashing out £24 million on the then-27-year-old, bringing him to Manchester from Barcelona.
Since then, Youre has enjoyed success at the club—winning two Premier League titles and the FA Cup.
However, his form has dropped off this season prompting rumours of a move away from the club.
Toure has also been linked with Paris Saint-Germain, and may well prefer a move to the French giants—who could offer him Champions League football, unlike Inter.
The Ivorian has featured 25 times for City in the Premier League this season, scoring eight goals and contributing one assist.