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Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Sports | By Jaime Goodwin

Yaya Toure: 'I want to stay at Manchester City'

Yaya Toure: 'I want to stay at Manchester City'

"Definitely. I love this football club", Toure told Sky Sports when asked whether he wanted to be part of City's future.

The Catalan boss has never been on very good terms with Toure and he's not going to offer him a chance to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium.

"I understand this is two clubs who are rivals but for me, this is not a problem from Yaya or from me, this problem will be from Manchester City staff".

"We waited until March 15 for what Manchester City will say but until now Manchester City don't say anything".

"Some clubs have contacted me. But we can not wait until the last minute".

Toure spent the opening months of this season frozen out by manager Pep Guardiola, but he has since worked his way back into the club's first-team plans and has made 16 Premier League appearances since November. Now we have three options.

With Toure's deal expiring in the summer, his agent, Dimitri Seluk, insisted that the midfielder would "sign immediately" if a suitable bid came in from a rival club. He was, however, left out of the side for Wednesday's Champions League loss at Monaco.

'I was talking with him most of the time and people were not seeing that on the screen.

There is apparently interest from clubs in Italy, Spain and England.

The Manchester City star's contract runs out this summer.

Toure has made nearly 300 appearances for the club since joining from Barcelona in 2010, helping them to two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups.

"I said to Manchester City that we will start negotiations with other clubs about the future of Yaya".

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