Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini admitted he would like to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, while adding that the Ivorian international would consider leaving the Etihad, reports ITV Football.
Toure played under Mancini before the latter lost his job in the summer of 2013, and has been questioned all through the season about his commitment to the club. The likes of Paris Saint-Germain have made no secret about wanting the powerhouse midfielder, and he did look close to an exit earlier in the campaign.
After having fallen out with Manchester City in the summer over an argument about a perceived weak birthday celebration made by the club for him, Toure looked on his way out of the Etihad. But things were settled, and the two parties drew a line under the indecent. However, his performances were poor initially, and the rumours haven’t gone away since despite the Ivorian looking more settled again.
Mancini is very fond of the 31-year-old, and would love to sign him for the Italian Serie A outfit, while conceding that Financial Fair Play regulations make any deal dead in the water. The successful Italian coach does feel Toure would be open to a move, however, if the right club can present him a deal.
“Yaya Toure? He’s played in almost every league, except for Germany and Italy. It’s a question mark, we’ll have to see what financial fair play brings. I’m sure we’ll do some good business. If, as seems to be the case, he wants to try Serie A we’ll look into the possibility, but it won’t be easy. He’s a player with incredible technical ability. I’ve not come across many like him,” he said.
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