Wednesday June 1 2016
Inter: Lamela, Teixeira, Ramires, Toure

Inter’s new Chinese owners will try to bring in Yaya Toure, Erik Lamela, Alex Teixeira and possibly Ramires, claim Italian papers.

Suning Commerce Group had initially been in talks to buy 20 per cent of the club, but are now on the verge of completing the takeover of at least 70 per cent.

Coach Roberto Mancini held a lengthy meeting with directors on Wednesday and is enthusiastic about the prospect of fresh funds.

According to both the Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta dello Sport, Suning will bring Teixeira to Inter after spending around €50m to buy him from Shakhtar Donetsk in January.

Suning also own Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, who bought both Teixeira and Ramires, so can loan players between the two sides.

The Corriere dello Sport looks beyond those limits to other expensive signings from the Premier League, specifically Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Tottenham forward Lamela.

It would be a return to Serie A for 24-year-old Lamela, who shot to fame at Roma from 2011 to 2013.