Toure set to quit City for Inter Milan
Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk has claimed the Manchester City midfielder will quit the Etihad and join Inter Milan this summer.
Seluk and Toure had been holding out for a new offer to be put forward, as the former Ivory Coast international enters the last year on his contract.
However, with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola taking over at City in the summer, there has yet to be discussions between the club and Toure, which has led to suggestions this will be his last season in Manchester.
“We have waited too long,” Seluk told Sky Sports. “Manchester City promised a deal but nothing has materialised so Yaya will leave in June.
“Yaya is disappointed of course. But he is a professional and he remains under contract so he will continue to do his best for City.”
Inter Milan are favourites to sign the former Barcelona midfielder, and will not reunite with Guardiola this summer -who sold him to City from the Catalan giants back in 2010.
Former City boss Roberto Mancini is the current Inter manager, and he is keen to reunite with Toure. But the Ivorian may have to take a wage cut to make a move to the San Siro possible.
“Various offers have arrived for Yaya and we’re evaluating them, but no decision has been taken yet for next season,” Seluk added.
“Will the economic aspect make the difference? Absolutely not. We don’t put money before everything, but the project the club presents us. The best will convince us.
“Inter? We’re definitely talking about a great club and everyone knows about the relationship between Yaya and Mancini, but like I’ve already said, we haven’t made any decision yet.
“But I’ll add that the Nerazzurri’s project is great and Inter is a fantastic club. So it’s normal that they want a player of this level.”
Toure has been key to City’s two Premier League title winning campaigns in recent seasons, and been a star player for most of his time at the Etihad.
However, he has managed just eight goals in 39 appearances this season, compared 20 and 10 goals in the past two campaigns.