Summerbee was unimpressed by the way the Lille star was touting himself to interested clubs.
“I think it’s good for us,” Summerbee told Sport360°. “I don’t think it’s a good thing that he’s probably gone to Chelsea but I’m just saying it’s a good thing to show that people can’t hold Manchester City to ransom. If someone wants to pay £32 million (Dh182m), we’ve got a good enough squad.
“We’ve got some superb players, Samir Nasri has started looking good and will get better and better playing for Manchester City. It never bothered me, I don’t like people holding people to ransom saying I might go here, I might go here, or go here. The fans read that and if he signed for City he wouldn’t have come as a popular player because he’d played one against the other.”