The agent of Yaya Toure, Dimitri Seluk, has told Sky Sports News that he expects the midfielder to depart the Etihad Stadium at the end of his contract in June. Shockingly, but rather unsurprisingly, Seluk has also confirmed that he intends to negotiate with Liverpool and Manchester United should an offer be presented.
Toure’s contract expires at the end of the season, and negotiations with City are still to take place regarding a potential contract extension. Seluk confirmed to Sky that City have not provided any clear indication of their intention with Toure’s contract.
Seluk confirmed to Sky that City have not provided any clear indication of their intention with Toure’s contract. Seluk said: “At this moment the situation like this; from yesterday we officially started negotiating with different clubs about his future.
We waited until March 15 for what Manchester City will say, but until now Manchester City don’t say anything. Before March, we didn’t negotiate with anybody because Yaya does a lot with Manchester City, so we waited. But we cannot wait until the last minute, until June and have no negotiations with anybody.
Toure apparently has offers on the table from clubs in Italy and Spain and remains uninterested over the possibility of joining the MLS or Chinese Super League.
“Some clubs have contacted me. Now we have three options. I don’t speak about Yaya and China or the MLS. He will play in Europe. I have spoken with clubs in different countries; Italy and Spain.”
Clubs from England waited for the situation with Manchester City, but now we can speak in England and soon I will come to England for negotiations. Yaya must go to vacation already signed with another club.”
Asked whether he would be open to talking to Manchester United, Seluk said: “Why not? Jose Mourinho is a very good coach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was together with Yaya in Barcelona.
“I understand this is two clubs who are rivals but for me, for example, this is not a problem from Yaya or from me, this problem will be from Manchester City staff.”
“I said to Manchester City that we will start negotiations with other clubs about the future of Yaya. After that, if Manchester City want, they can start negotiations. If they don’t want, then we will find another club.
“Yaya can, tomorrow, sign a contract with another club and after that, for Manchester City, it is too late. They don’t say anything; he must say, or he must go. They can think it and Manchester City one of the options. We are open to negotiations. But tomorrow, for example, we heard with Chelsea, he will sign with Chelsea.”