Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that he will look into signing Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure in the summer.
The Ivorian international has been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium in recent months and things haven't changed surrounding his future as of yet.
The 31-year-old fell out with City officials at the beginning of last summer after the club forgot his birthday, and despite his agent continuously talking about a move away from City the midfield maestro came out and insisted he intends to do quite the opposite.
Time to move on?
However, after an up-and-down 2014/2015 campaign, Toure may finally be set to leave City as they ramp up their search to find a suitable, younger replacement.
Ross Barkley from Everton has been a name mentioned about potentially replacing the former-Barcelona man, whilst Arsenal's Jack Wilshere is another name potentially on the shortlist for Manuel Pellegrini.
Reunion a possibility
As for Toure, he has been monitored by City's Premier League rivals in recent months but a move to Serie A could take place, as it's a league he is yet to compete in and his former-boss Mancini is there attempting to build another successful Inter side.
Mancini, who managed Toure during his time at the Etihad Stadium, is keen on a reunion with the 31-year-old and has admitted that the club will explore options into signing him at the end of the season.
However, the Italian knows that Financial Fair Play may prevent any move happening due to the cost of the transfer and also the player's substantial wage demands.
FFP a majot stumbling block
Mancini is confident that next season could be a real significant one for Inter Milan as they look to put themselves back on the map, and he believes if Toure can be lured to the San Siro, it would be a real coup for the Italians.
"It's a question mark, we'll have to see what financial fair play brings," he told Gazzetta TV.
"I'm sure we'll do some good business. Yaya Toure? He's played in almost every league, except for Germany and Italy.
"If, as seems to be the case, he wants to try Serie A we'll look into the possibility, but it won't be easy.
"He's a player with incredible technical ability. I've not come across many like him."
Next season will be interesting
Currently Inter sit eighth in the Serie A table, but as referred to earlier, Mancini believes next season could be a pivotal one for the club.
"I'm sure that we'll compete for the Scudetto next year," added Mancini.
"The team has really improved, both in terms of their mentality and the level of their play. We're building a solid foundation, and if we prepare well and bring a couple of players in we can get even better."