Agent: No City switch for Toure
The Ivory Coast international was linked with a move to Eastlands after Blues captain Kolo admitted he would love to play alongside his younger brother.
Toure’s agent declared the 26-year-old is desperate to leave the Spanish champions in search of regular first-team action but has ruled out big-spending City as a possible destination.
“If Barca do not want Yaya then I can name eight other clubs, some of the biggest in the world, that are interested in signing him,” Dimitri Seluk told radio station RAC-1.
“One thing I can say though is that if he does leave Barca he will not go to Manchester City because he will sign for a bigger club.”
The holding midfielder penned a new deal at the Camp Nou in the summer but having started just four games so far this season, it appears Toure’s patience has finally run out.
“We understand that in any big team there will be rotations, but why is it always the same player that is rotated? How come [Seydou] Keita has played 10 games and Yaya four?
“A few months ago we renewed the contract with Barcelona despite having offers from some very big clubs.
“My question now is why did Barca want to renew Yaya’s deal? To have him on the bench? I do not understand.”