Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are all interested in a move for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure if he becomes available, according to the Express.
The same report has suggested that the trio of English clubs have been put on alert after former Citizens boss Roberto Mancini hinted that the Ivorian ace could depart the Premier League giants.
In fact, Mancini, who is now the manager of Italian outfit Inter Milan, has revealed that the Serie A giants are working on a deal to bring the City star to the club.
One of the best
Speaking about Toure, Mancini told Il Giornale: "He's one of the best players in the world, he can still have his say.
"He played for many teams, in many leagues like Belgium, Spain, Russia, England. He only misses Italy, this may be a good chance for him.
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"We're working on it.
"You know, there are some players who may change team and Yaya is one of them.
"Next year we may try: we just need three champions to close the gap with Juventus."
It remains to be seen, then, as to whether Mancini can secure the player's signature, but it certainly seems that his long term future at the Etihad is in some doubt.
In truth, despite some strong performances, Toure has failed to provide the same consistency under Manuel Pellegrini this term.
However, he's still recognised as one of the leading midfielders in world football, and would no doubt strengthen the majority of clubs on the European scene.
It's certainly not surprising that Manchester United and Co. are interested in the City man, but any potential transfer seems to some way off at this time.
There's no doubt about it, a Toure move to any of Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool would prove controversial, with the Citizens surely looking to keep him at the Etihad. Mancini, though, may well be feeling confident that he can be the man to take Toure out of Eastlands.
Manchester City fans: Do you think Toure would leave your club for Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool? Have your say in the comments section below!