Inter Milan ‘desperate’ to bring in Andrea Pirlo on loan from NYCFC

Inter Milan are looking to bring Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo back to Serie A just six months after leaving to join New York City FC in MLS, according to reports out of Italy.

Sport Mediaset claim Inter boss Roberto Mancini is desperate to bring Pirlo in on loan from January through to the start of the new MLS season in March.

Pirlo, who joined Inter as a 19-year-old in 1998, has said he is not looking for a loan move to fill his time during the MLS offseason as he would rather focus on his NYCFC commitments ahead of his first full season.

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“No, I do not think I will go to Europe, it would not be fair to my team,” he recently told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“All I’m thinking about is training this offseason for the 2016 campaign at New York.”

Inter Milan would not be the first Serie A side to look to MLS as a way of strengthening during the winter. Fierce rivals AC Milan twice loaned David Beckham from LA Galaxy in 2008 and 2009.

Pirlo joined New York City in July and went on to make 13 MLS appearances towards the end of the regular season. He will be disappointed not to have scored a goal but will look to improve in 2016 as the expansion franchise look to bounce back after not making the playoffs at the first attempt.

Should Andrea Pirlo consider a loan move to Inter Milan? How important will he be to NYCFC next season?

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City star to take £2m pay cut to force through move to Inter Milan – report

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure looks to have all but sealed a move to Inter Milan to be reunited with former boss Roberto Mancini this summer.

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.

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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.

Would Inter Milan be a good move for Yaya Toure? Who should Manchester City look to replace him with?

Inter Milan lining up £40m double swoop on City duo – report

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is looking to bring Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure to Inter Milan this summer and could look to spend £40 million to secure both players.

Jovetic joined City for £22 million after Mancini left the club in 2013 but has failed to impress over the past two seasons and his time is looking set to draw to a close.

Inter Milan are keen on bringing the former Fiorentina man back to Serie A and will look to secure a loan move with the option to buy for £15 million at the end of that spell, according to the Daily Mail.

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The Montenegro international has made 17 Premier League appearances this season, scoring five times with three assists but is behind Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Wilfried Bony in the pecking order.

Star midfielder Yaya Toure, who is valued at £25 million by transfermarkt.co.uk, could be following Jovetic out of City to join Inter at the end of the season after revealing he is ready for “new challenges”.

The 31-year-old Ivorian has been a mainstay in the City side since Mancini signed him from Barcelona in 2010, but he has not been anywhere near as good as he was last year and could be heading out the exit door.

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After scoring 20 league goals on the way to a second title with City last season, Toure has only managed eight this year and his agent, Dimitri Seluk has admitted he has offers to move on.

“We have had different offers for Yaya but we must speak to Manchester City,” Seluk told Sky Sports News.

“People think he will stay because of money but we don’t care about money. If Man City don’t want him – no problem.”

How important are Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure to Manchester City? Will both leave the club this summer?

Inter Milan set sights on HUGE move for Manchester City trio

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is preparing a raid on his former club for Manchester City trio Yaya Toure, James Milner and Samir Nasri, according to the Daily Mail.

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.

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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.

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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?

Manchester City powerhouse linked with HUGE money move to Italy

Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is reportedly lining up a big money move for Manchester City‘s midfield powerhouse Yaya Toure and according to La Gazetta Dello Sport, Inter are willing to pay €60m (£43.5m) for the 31-year-old Ivorian.

Toure is yet to sign a new deal with Man City and it is looking increasingly more likely that he could move on this summer, with Mancini interested in acquiring the services of his former player once again.

Mancini has claimed that Inter will be dipping into the transfer market this summer in order to strengthen the squad.

“Some change will happen next year. We have a chance to take a top player because we are Inter, a top team and we have to fight for the title.”

Yaya Toure’s contract doesn’t expire until 2017, so he won’t come cheaply but Mancini wants a world-class star to help the Nerazzurri take a step towards regaining their European status and bringing success back to the club.

Toure played a pivotal role in helping Mancini bring success to Manchester City and still possesses the same qualities to do so if he were to join Inter.

Having made 22 appearances so far this campaign, Toure has been missed for City who are off the pace in the Premier League title race, but he has still netted seven goals and his current boss Manuel Pellegrini will not want to let the star go.

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