Reports in Italy suggest the Nerazzurri could splash out on the Frenchman, but his representative has played down the rumours
Samir Nasri’s agent has denied rumours that the Manchester City winger is set to join Inter but refused to rule out a summer transfer.
Mateo Kovacic’s imminent transfer from Inter to Real Madrid sparked reports in Italy that part of the €35 million the Serie A club will earn for the Croatia international will be put towards a move for Nasri.
The Frenchman – who did not make Manuel Pellegrini’s starting XI in either of the first two Premier League games of 2015-16 – worked under Nerazzurri head coach Roberto Mancini before he departed the Etihad Stadium in 2013.
Although the 28-year-old’s representative declined a chance to insist Nasri would remain with City, he did stress that he had heard nothing from Inter regarding a potential transfer before deadline day on August 31.
“I’ve heard rumours about Nasri joining Inter, however, there’s absolutely nothing concrete with the Nerazzurri,” Jean-Pierre Bernes told FCInterNews. “I can’t say that he’ll definitely stay in Manchester, but there’s nothing agreed with Inter.”
Nasri joined Man City for a rumoured £25 million from Arsenal in 2011 and has won two Premier League titles and one League Cup winners’ medal in the four years he has spent at the club.
The former France international – who retired from the national team last year due to frustrations over being ignored by coach Didier Deschamps – has a contract with Man City that runs until June 30, 2019.