Manchester City star Yaya Toure will not be forced out of the club this summer despite his poor form during the 2014/2015 campaign.
The Ivorian has struggled to produce the displays he's provided in recent season for the Citizens and his below-par showings have made City think about selling the midfielder, with Serie A side Inter Milan reportedly interested.
Inter boss Roberto Mancini, who worked with Toure during his time at the Etihad Stadium, wants a reunion with the Ivory Coast international and is said to be desperate to sign him at the end of the season.
Mancini is ready to reshape Inter and is hoping that he can make Toure his main signing of the summer before making a team around the midfielder.
Inter have struggled in recent seasons and are half the team they used to be, but Mancini and the board at the San Siro are desperate to change their fortunes and are prepared to spend big in order to make it happen.
It was revealed earlier this week that City are prepared to sell Toure if an offer is forthcoming but in recent reports the Ivorian has vowed to fight for his spot at the club and has insisted that he won't be forced out against his will, according to the Daily Mail.
According to reports, Toure is happy with life in England and in Manchester and doesn't want to leave the club, despite the recent struggles on the pitch. Naturally the 31-year-old may have no choice over his future in the summer if City want to sell.
Since arriving at the club from FC Barcelona in 2010 Toure has been a pivotal figure in City's trophy wins, including an FA Cup, a Capital One Cup and two Premier League titles.
However, with City's team ageing, the club are set for an overhaul this summer and Toure is considered one of the players that could leave if the right offer comes in. There are plenty of suitors keen on signing the Ivorian, with Inter on top of that list. A potential issue for Toure is his wage demands.
The midfielder is currently on £220,000-a-week at the Etihad Stadium and still has two years left on his current deal, which means the power is in his hands if he decides against leaving the club. It's believed Toure won't accept a salary lower than what he's currently on, which will be an issue for Inter as they do not have that type of money available.
However, Inter are prepared to offer Toure a long-term deal, believed to be five-years, despite his age and they are hopeful that that will make up for his lower weekly wage. Toure has already been in talks with City officials about his future and it's believed that the midfielder will be offered an ambassadors role once his retires.
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