Former Man City boss determined to bring midfield ace to Italy

Italian giants Inter Milan are prepared to splash out on £46.2 million over four years to land Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, if reports in the Daily Star Sunday are to be believed.

Inter boss Roberto Mancini worked with Toure during his time as City manager and the two maintain a healthy relationship.

Although any move to the San Siro would likely see the 31 year-old take a pay cut from his current wage of £230,000 a week to £150,000, Mancini is determined to bring the midfielder to Italy, and despite his advancing years, Toure would command a transfer fee of £15 million.

The remaining £31.2m would go to the Ivorian in wages over the course of a four-year contract.

Inter recently commenced negoatiations with Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk, and the player is due to meet City’s football director Txiki Begiristain soon to discuss his future, which has been in doubt for some time.

The midfield powerhouse missed Sunday’s match at Tottenham Hotspur due to a hamstring injury.

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