According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Yaya Toure is set to leave Manchester City and join Chinese club Jiangsu Suning and immediately loaned back to European giants Inter Milan.
Both Inter and Jiangsu Suning are owned by the Suning Commerce Group, which could theoretically allow the Nerazzurri to acquire the 33-year-old’s services whilst adhering to strict Financial Fair Play rules.
The reports claims that the move should not come under scrutiny from UEFA since the two clubs are part of different confederations.
Roberto Mancini, his former manager at Man City is a huge admiral of the Ivory Coast international having worked together during his spell at the Etihad which saw them win the premier league title and FA Cup.
However, Yaya’s place at City is threatened by the arrival of Pep Guardiola from Bayern Munich. The Spaniard sold him at his time with Spanish giants Barcelona when he was clearly the best holding midfielder at the club.
His agent has already allayed fears that Guardiola may freeze his client out of the Etihad and is already in negotiations from various clubs for his services and the big money league in China looks to be his next destination.