Roberto Mancini is obviously keen on bringing Yaya Toure to Inter Milan, calling the player unique.
Toure has a contract with Manchester City that is set to expire in 2017, but his future is under heavy speculation with Guardiola coming in as replacement for Pellegrini.
Mancini’s Inter have been one of the clubs linked with a potential move for the Ivory Coast international, who has received much criticism this season, particularly for his performances in the Champions League.
But Mancini told a news conference: “A player like him has never been seen in Italy.
“Some criticise him for the Champions League, but in Serie A there are no players like him.”
Mancini’s future at San Siro has also been under question following a season that has seen Inter fall to fourth in the table having set the pace at the top in the early stages of the Scudetto race.
But he is keen to remain at the club, saying: “I still have a year’s contract. If the club and fans are happy, I’ll stay. It’s important to understand the situation.
“If we all keep working hard and working together, I think we’ll be able to enjoy some success.”