Ex-boss Roberto Mancini confirms desire to sign Yaya Toure from Manchester City

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The Inter Milan boss wants to make some big signings this summer.

Italian football is certainly going through a change at the moment, with events in Milan perhaps the most alarming. Both AC Milan and Internazionale are struggling in Serie A this season. The city rivals are both languishing in mid-table in the division and fans have had it tough recently.

Inter Milan recently turned to an old favourite to try and take them out of the mire. They appointed former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini for his second stint in charge at the club back in November.

However, the club lack big stars and it is likely that they will be making moves in the summer to bring some in.

One who certainly appears to be a target is Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

Today Mancini told the Italian press, as reported by Goal.com, that he would love to have Toure back at the club - and that a deal would also benefit the Italian league in general:

"We hope to be back there [at the top] and Yaya Toure is a great player. If we managed to sign him, it would be great for all of Italian football, just as it would if any Serie A side bought a champion."

Toure is still a vital member of the City team, after being signed by Mancini from Barcelona back in 2010. However, in recent times his future at the club has been questioned, no more so than after 'birthday-gate' at the end of last season.

City would not want to see him go but the fear is that if anyone could convince him to depart City, it is the man who first convinced him to arrive.

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