Inter Milan have confirmed their interest in luring Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure to the San Siro this summer after their mega money takeover is complete, report the Sun.
The Serie A titans have been in a slump for a number of seasons now, falling behind the domestically dominant Juventus and the more vibrant Napoli.
However, the Nerazzurri are understood to be on the verge of a money spinning takeover from wealthy Chinese backers, a group called Suning Commerce Group.
The future of the marauding Ivorian has been cast into doubt as Pep Guardiola, who infamously sold him to City when at Barcelona in 2010, gears up to arrive at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
While he has been linked with a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League, the ex-Monaco star is said to prefer a move to Italy in order to link up with former boss Roberto Mancini.
Now, those about to takeover in Milan and have confirmed their desire to bring the Ivory Coast legend to the club as a marquee signing.
“Yaya Toure is a player that we really like. But first we have to sort out the ownership change”, said director Piero Ausilio.
“There are still things to be sorted out. That is why we have not pursued Toure yet, but we are interested. As a club we are aware of the challenges we face, but we still strive to get better.
“We are Inter and our goal can’t be to finish fourth. There are obviously other teams who have similar ambitions but we are determined to be in the Champions League.”