Toure linked with Reds move
Toure has made just four la Liga appearances for the Catalans this term and is believed to be keen to leave the Camp Nou after falling out of favour with coach Pep Guardiola.
Toure’s agent, Dmitri Seluk, denied the player would be joining his brother Kolo at Eastlands, despite making it clear that the enforcer wanted to leave Barca in search of regular first-team action.
Seluk stated there were eight bigger teams interested in the holding midfielder, and it appears Arsenal and Manchester United may be two of them, after the pair were linked with a move for the Ivory Coast international.
“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,” Seluk told radio station RAC-1.
Toure has made 74 appearances for the Spanish treble-winners since his arrival from French side Monaco, and was instrumental in the downfall of Sir Alex Ferguson's side in last season’s Champions League final.
Toure will also be something of a known quantity to Emirates Stadium supremo Arsene Wenger.
The Gunners' boss allowed him to leave Arsenal’s feeder club Beveren to join Ukrainian outfit Metalurh Donetsk in 2003.