Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA`s financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season.

Reuters| Updated: Mar 10, 2015, 15:49 PM IST
Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans

Milan: Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA`s financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season.

Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at the club and believed they could challenge for the Serie A title next season.

But he said that UEFA rules, that ban clubs from spending more than their generated revenue, were a concern.

"It`s a question mark, we`ll have to see what financial fair play brings," he told Gazzetta TV in an interview.

"I`m sure we`ll do some good business. Yaya Toure? He`s played in almost every league, except for Germany and Italy.

"If, as seems to be the case, he wants to try Serie A we`ll look into the possibility, but it won`t be easy.

"He`s a player with incredible technical ability. I`ve not come across many like him."

Inter Milan, joint eighth in Serie A, are under investigation by UEFA`s club financial control panel and Italian media have reported that they could face a fine and possible squad reduction in Europe next season, if they qualify.

"I`m sure that we`ll compete for the Scudetto next year," said Mancini, who has managed five wins in 15 Serie A games since replacing Walter Mazzarri in November.

"When I came in, the squad was low on morale because of some negative results, but I found a very willing group of players and they`ve improved extremely quickly.

"You don`t often get a group capable of making such progress, and it certainly wasn`t easy to change things with the season in full flow.

"The team has really improved, both in terms of their mentality and the level of their play. We`re building a solid foundation, and if we prepare well and bring a couple of players in we can get even better."