Mancini is planning to reshape his Inter side by signing the three midfielders he brought to City during his spell at the Premier League club.
James Milner is out of contract in the summer and has attracted interest from a number of clubs after a solid season and could favour a reunion with his former coach in Italy.
Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri have not enjoyed the best of seasons and have failed to make their usual impact for the reigning champions.
Inter could hit a snag in their pursuit of Toure due to his high wages at a reported £200,000-a-week. Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the Ivorian and a move to the mega rich French club could be a more likely destination, given their extra financial power.
A move for Samir Nasri is also a possibility for PSG but Mancini will hope his connections with the player can lure him to Inter.
City’s squad has come under fire due to their below-par performances since the turn of the year and there could be major changes at the club over the summer as they are looking to get back on track.
If Mancini is to land all three of his former stars it would go some way to rebuilding his Inter squad who have struggled this season and are sitting 9th in Serie A.
Should Manchester City allow Yaya Toure, James Milner and Samir Nasri leave the club this summer?