Former Man City boss targets old favourite to lead Inter Milan revival

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini has pleaded with the Italian club’s sporting director to ‘put his hand in his pocket’ and land Man City midfielder Yaya Toure, according to the Daily Mirror.

Mancini – who enjoyed a successful working relationship with Toure when he was in charge at Man City, winning the Premier League and FA Cup together – revealed his desire to sign the Ivorian to Italian media.

Inter are struggling badly in Serie A, languishing in 10th place in the league – 24 points behind leaders Juventus. Mancini sees Toure as the man to head the San Siro outfit’s revival, although he acknowledges that the club may need to break the bank in order to bring him to Milan in the summer.

Speaking to Sky Sport24, the 50 year-old joked: “Yaya Toure? Piero Ausilio [Inter’s sporting director] – put your hand in your pocket!

“I had Yaya at Manchester City and I think he is one of the best players in the world.”

Yaya Toure is expected to return to action with Manchester City next weekend, having been absent since the start of January with the Ivory Coast, who lifted the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.

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