The Manchester City midfielder’s future is still under question.
Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini could be plotting a summer raid on former club Manchester City for midfielder Yaya Toure after encouraging the Ivorian to a move to Italy, reports the Daily Mail.
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Toure’s future with the reigning Premier League Champions has been a considerable concern following a summer drama fuelled by the midfield general’s reported upset at not receiving a birthday cake in May – in which the 31-year-old supported claims made by his agent that he had been disrespected by the club.
The Inter boss, who managed the Ivory Coast international during his tenure with City after signing him for Barcelona in 2010, has welcomed the idea of the midfield ace joining him once more in Italy:
“Yaya is one of the best players in the world,’ Mancini said in an interview with Il Giornale.
“He still would be if he came to Italy. He’s played for a lot of teams.
“He’s been to Belgium, Russia, Spain and England, but he’s missing Italy. It could be a good opportunity for him to come and try.”
However, with Inter currently sitting 10th in Serie A, the Italian giants are struggling for Champions League football this season, and the 31-year-old is unlikely to be persuaded to join a club without the a place in the prodigious competition.