Euro giants came agonisingly CLOSE to signing Manchester City star, manager reveals

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City star came close to leaving Etihad.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure came agonisingly close to leaving the club for Inter Milan this summer before a late change in heart, according to Roberto Mancini.

The Italian tactician, who worked with the Ivory Coast international during his time in charge at the Etihad Stadium, was desperate for a reunion with the player at the San Siro.

However, according to, this move couldn’t quite be pushed through.

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“[Toure] wanted to come here, then changed his mind,” Mancini said. “Yaya Toure would’ve totally changed the team.”

Toure’s uncertain situation at City also attracted the interest of big names like Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

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