Report: Mancini wants Manchester City duo Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta once Guardiola arrives

Roberto Mancini

Roberto Mancini is reportedly hoping to lure Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta to Inter Milan.

According to the Daily Mail, Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is lining up a double swoop on Manchester City, as he wants Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta.

City are preparing for a major overhaul this summer, with manager Pep Guardiola set to replace Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season.

The Bayern Munich boss is likely to spend plenty of cash on new signings, but also sell a number of underperforming and ageing players at the Etihad Stadium.

Now, the Daily Mail report that former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, currently managing Inter Milan in Serie A, is hoping to reunite with two of his former City stars.

It's stated that Mancini wants to snap up defender Pablo Zabaleta and midfielder Yaya Toure, with both players expected to be on the chopping block once Guardiola arrives in Manchester.

31-year-old right back defender Zabaleta has suffered an injury-hit season, whilst midfielder Toure, 32, has come in for criticism after a host of lethargic displays.

With City looking to become younger, players over 30 like Zabaleta and Toure could be replaced this summer, and moves to reunite with their former boss Mancini could be appealing.

It's also suggested that players like Martin Demichelis, Aleskandar Kolarov, Gael Clichy and Fernando could be sold on this summer, with Guardiola set to put his own stamp on the City squad.

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