Italian giant Inter Milan are set to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure this summer.
Various reports have linked Toure to his former boss Roberto Mancini who is now at Inter and it seems the deal is now set to go through.
Toure still has a year left on his contract but is believed to be on his way out of Manchester.
The 33-year old Ivory Coast international was sold to the Etihad in 2010 by the incoming coach Pep Guardiola for £24m and it is believed that the Spaniard doesn’t want the player as he takes over at the club. Guardiola is not due to be unveiled by the club for another fortnight but he is already working on the squad , especially with the huge task he is laden with. Terms are still agreed between Inter Milan and Manchester City for Yaya Toure but the player has indicated his willingness to work with the incoming coach.
Guardiola already signed Ilkay Gundogan from German side Borussia Dortmund and he is being linked with other players who will make the core of the team in the coming campaign. Inter have struggled since lifting the 2010 UEFA Champions League with Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho. The club wants Toure to help the midfield as they push to rejoin Europe’s elite teams. Mancini even now has the financial muscle with the new Chinese owners of the club, the Suning Commerce Group. The group has 70 % stake in the club as part of an overall 750m-euro (£590m) deal.
In this last campaign, the club placed fourth in the Serie A, hence they didn’t qualify for the elite tournament in Europe. The club is really looking to strengthen the squad during this summer. There are also reports that other players would leave as others join, but the deals would all likely happen after Euro 2016 that is ongoing in France.