'We're working on it' - I want Yaya Toure at Inter, admits Roberto Mancini

The Manchester City midfielder has become an integral part of the first-team set-up at the Etihad Stadium but has now attracted interest from the Serie A outfit.

INTER MANAGER Roberto Mancini has claimed the Serie A side are working on a deal to sign Manchester City star Yaya Toure.

The Ivory Coast international has been one of the driving forces behind the City’s success since joining from Barcelona in 2010, but came close to leaving last summer after he claimed he felt underappreciated by the club’s hierarchy.

Toure, who won his first Premier League title at City under Mancini, was eventually convinced to stay, though he has now attracted the interest of the Italian once again.

He 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 leauges like Belgium, Spain, Russia, England. He only misses Italy, this may be a good chance for him.

“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.”

Toure is currently at the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast but has made 26 appearances in all competitions for City, scoring nine goals in the process.

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