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Unsettled Yaya Toure rules out move to Man City

November 11, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Yaya Toure's manager Dmitri Seluk has warned the midfielder could leave Barcelona next summer but ruled out a move to link up with his brother Kolo at Manchester City.

GettyImagesYaya Toure is "90% certain" he wants to leave Barcelona.

• Kolo calls for brother to join City

The Ivory Coast international has played in only five of Barca's ten Primera Division games so far this season after signing a contract extension until 2012 last summer.

"If Barcelona do not like Yaya there are eight clubs, the most important in the world, who are interested in signing him," Seluk told radio station RAC-1. "If he leaves Barca, he will not go to Manchester City where, according to his brother Kolo, he would be welcomed with open arms. He would sign for a more important club."

Seluk claimed Toure was unhappy at his lack of playing time under Pep Guardiola at the Nou Camp this season, adding: "Why did Barca renew with Yaya - to have him on the bench? He doesn't understand."

Europe's major clubs are unlikely to sign Toure in January due to his involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations but Arsenal and Manchester United are now being linked with a summer move for the €15 million rated midfielder, with Inter Milan are also believed to be interested.