The Daily Star are reporting that Roberto Mancini is set to launch an ambitious £45 million raid of his former club Manchester City over the summer.
The current Inter Milan boss has set his sights on restoring the club’s past successes in the domestic Italian league, and he has targeted no less than three of Manuel Pellegrini’s current stars to help him do the job.
Whilst several of City’s expensively assembled contingency will likely tempt Mancini in the coming summer months, the players in question are believed to be left-back Aleksandar Kolarov for a rumoured £7 mil, the somewhat forgotten figure of Stevan Jovetic for £18 mil, and none other than one of Pellegrini’s most trusted leaders out on the pitch – Yaya Toure for a supposed £20 mil.
Signing the highly-coveted Ivory Coast international would nevertheless be a tough ask for Inter Milan, especially when PSG are also reported to be in contention for his signature.
As Toure’s future with Manchester City has come under a great deal of speculation in recent weeks however, perhaps the chance to work with his former boss at Inter could eventually swing the deal in Mancini’s favour.