SportItalia: A distance of €7m between Inter and Yaya Touré

Although the Suning takeover has filled their coffers, Inter remain at risk of breaching Financial Fair Play rules and this is complicating their pursuit of Manchester City superstar Yaya Touré.

According to the latest update from SportItalia, there is still a considerable gap between what Inter are able to pay the 33-year-old and what Touré is currently earning.

As one of the Premier League’s best-paid players, Yaya takes home a huge €11 million a year at City, while Inter’s budget currently may not enable them to offer more than €4 million for the player Roberto Mancini wants above anyone else.

Despite the great divide, it may not be an impossible deal. Previous reports have spoken of Inter offering Yaya a reduced basic salary from what he earns in Manchester, but topped up by bonuses, incentives and a signing-on fee. Inter’s new Chinese owners are also currently in advanced talks to bring in two major sponsors from their homeland, according to Corriere dello Sport, some of the income from which could go towards signing Touré.

Meanwhile, Sky Italia have reiterated what they reported yesterday, that Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has flown to London. It’s expected that he will try and move things forward by making contact with City, who have offices at Regent’s Place in London.

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