Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has said that the Ivory Coast international is closing in on a move and was “90 per cent certain” that he'll leave the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Inter Milan remain the club most likely to snap up the 32-year-old. They have shown continuing interest in the midfielder and there cause is helped drastically by them being managed by Roberto Mancini, who had a good relationship with Toure during his stint in charge of the Citizens.
"I haven't spoken to him lately," Mancini is quoted saying by The Express. "Of course everyone wants to buy the best players, so there will be other clubs interested in him.”
The Black and Blues will offer Toure a four-year deal in an attempt to lure the midfielder to the San Siro as they aim to convince to sell up on a player who has been unsettled for months.
The deal could come as a strange one to many as Toure is heading into the last section of his career with his best days surely behind him.
One big problem
The Italian club’s main stumbling block is that they cannot afford Toure’s current terms. The midfielder has two years left on his contract, with it being worth an eye watering £220,000-a-week.
The powerhouse midfielder’s future at the Etihad has been under scrutiny ever since the controversial row over the birthday cake and the failure of City acknowledging his 31st birthday last year.
Manuel Pellegrini has said that Toure still has a future at the club but the decision could be out of his hands, with him fighting for his own future after a trophy-less season.
City would be making the right decision if they were to sell Toure, he is ageing and his form this season has not convinced City to keep him. They need fresh legs in the middle of the park, sell Toure to fund a move for Juventus’ Paul Pogba would be the ideal situation.