Unfortunately for Nerazzurri fans, City are not interested in a loan deal, as they want to recoup some of the £22m they paid Fiorentina for Jovetic in 2013. City have already been hit with restrictions by Uefa this season for violating Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, and loaning Jovetic does not help the Premier League side under FFP.
Inter, who themselves have FFP restrictions of their own to navigate are in the market for a striker was they are unlikely to turn Lukas Podolski’s loan move from Arsenal into a permanent one.
Inter boss Roberto Mancino remains keen on a deal for Yaya Toure, who could be one of several players to leave the Premier League champions this summer.
Speaking earlier this month, Mancini said:
‘Yaya has played in every top League, apart from Germany and Italy.
‘If, as it seems, he wants to have an experience in Italy, then there is this possibility he could come here.
‘It won’t be easy, but he’s a player with incredible technique and character. Would Inter be his first choice? That’s certain.
I will be stunned if either of these two players ended up in Serie A. Expect for Juventus, Serie A clubs do not have the cash flow to pay the transfer fees and wages that these types of players are on.