Ivorian Yaya Toure was without doubt one of the highlights of the Roberto Mancini era at Manchester City, however, with the manager looking to bolster his squad at new side Inter, and the City star's influence beginning to wane at the Etihad it looks like a transfer that could see the two reunite might finally be on the cards.
In the latest twist of an ongoing story it appears that 31-year-old Toure is being further drawn into a potential move to Italian giants Internazionale. The director of football at Inter has declared that the move would be a 'dream' for the club as they look to tease him away from Manchester.
Speaking to Tuttosport the Italian club's general director Marco Fassone believes it would be the stuff of dreams if the four time African Player of The Year was to sign for Inter this summer.
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“Who doesn't dream of having a player like him? Touré would give our midfield line something that we are lacking,”
The statement comes as Toure's future looks to be in doubt, and not for the first time this season. The player has become frustrated with his side's performances and the disillusionment that comes along with a lack of performing has seen him unsettle recently.
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The midfielder, who boasts almost a goal every three games from midfield has struggled alongside his depleted team. Scoring seven in 22 isn't necessarily a bad return for a man who was never signed to score goals, but a high demand for him to drag the team out of the current run of bad form has saw talk arise about the player's desire to leave the club.
Enter Mancini; the manager who signed Toure back in 2010 and built his side around the tireless ball winner. The Italian, while answering fans questions on Inter's Facebook page, highlighted that Toure was indeed on his list of priorities, alongside want-away winger James Milner.
"In the summer we'll sign a top player, because we are Inter, a top team....Milner's contract is expiring -- he'll decide what's best for him," Mancini said.
The relaxed response from Mancini insinuate that the deal is all very hush hush and anything that could be happening is still very much a working progress.
What can't be ignored is the fact that Mancini is looking for a quick fix to Inter's woes as the side lying 10th in Serie A are urgent to reclaim their stake as a top European force.
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