Roberto Mancini is actively seeking ways to be reunited with Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who will leave Etihad this summer.
Former Barcelona man is ready to quit Premier League club with the arrival of manager Pep Guardiola, as the Ivorian is not in good terms with the Spanish tactician.
Inter Milan have thus identified Yaya Toure as their top transfer target for the summer campaign and are working their way towards finding solution to cover player’s financial demands in order to realise the deal as soon as possible.
However, Italian publication Tuttosport claims that Nerazzurri have prepared a back-up plan should their bid for Manchester City midfielder collapse.
Inter have reportedly set their sights on Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, who is also a target for Premier League club Stoke City.
Belgium international is believed to be more affordable option than Yaya Toure and a younger alternative to Ivory Coast international.
Witsel has been with Russian giants since 2012 and has already made 106 league appearances adding 15 goals in the process.