Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is wanted by Inter Milan.
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Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini says he would like to sign Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.
However, the Italian has admitted that UEFA’s financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season.
Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at the club and believed they could challenge for the Serie A title next season.
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But he said that UEFA rules that ban clubs from spending more than their generated revenue were a concern.
"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."
Inter Milan sit eighth in Serie A, but Mancini insists the 18-time Serie A winners will compete next season.
"I’m sure that we’ll compete for the Scudetto next year," said Mancini, who has managed five wins in 15 Serie A games since replacing Walter Mazzarri in November.
"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."