Roberto Mancini has openly expressed his desire to sign Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, and the transfer appears to be gathering momentum with Inter Milan reportedly meeting with the Ivorian’s agent, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
Mancini, who managed Man City between 2009 and 2013, claimed, as reported by the Guardian, that his former midfield general wants to leave the Etihad Stadium and make the move to the San Siro Stadium.
Now, according to Italian reports, a deal could be close, with the Serie A giants capitalising on their boss’ close relationship with Toure, as they hold talks with his agent.
Inter will reportedly be given a €60m transfer kitty in the summer, in the hope of firing the club back to Champions League football, as they languish mid-table in Italy’s top-flight.
However, the lack of Champions League football, and the knowledge that he would have to take a pay-cut to make the move, could prove a stumbling block for the 31-year-old.