City in Inter talks

Manchester City

Elano is ready to call time on his Manchester City career and says he wants to join Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan next season.

The Brazilian midfielder knows the arrival of Gareth Barry will push him down the pecking order at Eastlands with Mark Hughes’ mew £12million signing likely to partner Nigel De Jong in the hub of midfield next season.

Inter are believed to be offering £9million for the ex-Shakhtar Donetsk star who is currently with the Brazilian squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay this weekend.

“There are negotiations and I hope the Inter directors will go right to the end,” he said. “I want to wear the Inter shirt.”