Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure – linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United since the summer – has quelled rumours suggesting he wants to leave the Spanish giants.
The Ivorian international has struggled to break into manager Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans this season and seemed destined to leave Catalunya during the January transfer window.
Toure’s brother Kolo urged his younger sibling to join him at Eastlands while the player’s agent, Dmitri Seluk, stated there were a clutch of bigger clubs coveting the 26-year-old.
Seluk revealed that fellow Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United were also interested in Toure’s signature and warned Guardiola his client would leave if he continued to be left on the bench.
The holding midfielder, however, insists he is intent on staying at the Nou Camp as Barca look to build on last season’s treble-winning success.
“I am happy at Barcelona and I don’t think there is a club in the world that is bigger than this one,” Toure said in The Sun.
“For me, the only priority is that the team keeps on winning."comments