The Ivorian international’s outspoken agent Dimitri Seluk says he will begin talks with clubs interested in the Man City midfielder from now.
Yaya Toure is ready to walk away from Manchester City.
The Ivorian international’s controversial agent insists he will open negotiations with interested clubs from now after City failed to offer his client a new long-term deal.
Toure has another season to run on his contract and his position has been in doubt since confirmation that Pep Guardiola will take over in the summer.
Privately City’s hierarchy insist he remains a valued member of the squad.
But his agent Dimitri Seluk says he is set to open talks over a potential move.
“From this moment we start to discuss with different clubs about Yaya going there in the summer,” he told the Sun. “City don’t do anything concrete.
“Yaya has given everything for the club and we don’t feel that this situation is the right way to show how much they appreciate him.”
Seluk was the man who sparked the now infamous birthday cake row two years ago.
The player later claimed it was a joke, but City have been increasingly irritated by Seluk’s outspoken ways.
Last season City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak met with Toure to tell him face to face that he would not be sold, despite Seluk’s claims that he was almost certain to leave, with Inter Milan keen on taking him to the San Siro.
While Guardiola is expected to overhaul his midfield – it is not clear if Toure is a part of his plans.
He already sold him once – when in charge of Barcelona in 2010 – but City refuse to be pushed into a decision.