Inter Milan willing to sacrifice Mateo Kovacic to fund Yaya Toure bid

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The Reds could be the beneficiaries of Inter Milan’s chase for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, with the Italian giants reportedly prepared to sell Liverpool target Mateo Kovacic to fund their move.

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Inter manager Roberto Mancini is a big admirer of Toure, having coached him for three years at Manchester City. The Ivorian is widely expected to leave the Etihad this summer, with Milan leading the chase (via the Daily Star).

However, Inter’s recent punishment for breaking Financial Fair Play rules (via Sky Sports), has left them needing to sell in order to buy. That means we could take advantage and make good on our bid for Kovacic.

According to The Metro, Kovacic could cost as little as £12.9m, an incredible bargain for an international player still in his infancy. The 21-year-old Croatian has been tipped to replace Steven Gerrard next season, having been a regular in Serie A for the last two-and-a-half years.

Any such deal would represent a huge coup for Brendan Rodgers, who raided Inter Milan back in 2013 for Philippe Coutinho, arguably one of the greatest bargain buys in recent Liverpool history.

Let’s keep our fingers-crossed for this one as it appears to edge closer…

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