The latest reports suggest that Toure is willing to take a significant pay cut to ensure the move goes through as his time in the Premier League with City is drawing to a close.
Corriere dello Sport suggest that the 32-year-old Ivorian has agreed a £3.5million-a-year salary on a four-year deal that will run until 2019 – a deal that will see him earn much less than the estimated £5.75 million-a-year he is currently on at City.
However, a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs. It has been suggested that City value Toure at around £10 million and the deal relies on Inter meeting that figure at the very least.Embed from Getty Images
Having been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester in recent months is seems inevitable that Toure will move after seeing a dramatic drop in form this season, while City’s failure to retain the title will have played a part in any decision.
All that being said, Toure has been part of the core of the Manchester City squad since his arrival in the summer of 2010, and having won two Premier League winner’s medals, he will leave as a hero with the club.
City have been linked with a huge move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba as a possible replacement for Toure, and many feel the Frenchman is one of very few who could emulate the powerful Ivory Coast international’s performances.
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