Reports linking City talisman Yaya Touré to Inter persist, with Italian journalists sure there could be legs in this. The English press pack believe there is no chance, with the Mirror’s David Anderson saying yesterday ‘it ain’t happening unless Inter win the Euromillions’. Someone might want to tell him that Inter have been taken over by the Suning Commerce Group, who posted about £13 billion in revenues last year.
Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Seluk was rather coy but did hint at some interest in Inter’s Chinese-backed project.
Seluk said he hoped for news on Yaya within two weeks, a line we’ve heard before. The controversial Ukrainian agent plans to first talk to Manchester City bosses after their intentions, with new coach Pep Guardiola having a completely new set of ideas about who and what he wants.
When asked about the rumour that Touré could leave on a free transfer, Seluk said it is too early to assume anything like this.
And Inter’s interest? Seluk admitted that Yaya has ‘great respect’ for Nerazzurri boss Roberto Mancini, after the two won the FA Cup and Premier League together at City. Seluk, however, said he had received no contact from the Milan club and told the newspaper that something could happen in the coming days.
Touré is ‘calm’ about the situation and currently enjoying his vacation, said Seluk, who gave away very little in the interview but it does appear the 33-year-old Ivorian could be open to an Italian adventure, contrary to what the English press are saying.