BBC Sport – Yaya Toure: Manchester City midfielder fuels exit talk

Yaya Toure has fuelled talk of a possible departure from Manchester City by saying he does not know who he will be playing for next season.

The midfielder’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, indicated he could leave because he felt he had been treated with a lack of respect by the club’s owners.

Now Toure, 31, has said “everything is open” when it comes to his future.

We don’t know tomorrow, but my focus is on the World Cup and at the end of the World Cup we will see what happens

Yaya Toure

Asked if he could be playing for another club, he replied: “Yes. We never know in football. We never know.”

In an interview with global broadcaster beIN SPORTS, the Ivory Coast star added: “Because of the brilliant season Man City have had, everybody is talking about me and everything is open.

“My agent, Dimitri, is always on the phone and he knows what he has to do because I trust him a lot.

“We don’t know tomorrow, but my focus is on the World Cup and at the end of the World Cup we will see what happens.”

Toure signed a new four-year contract with City in April last year.

However, his future was thrown into doubt when his agent claimed that City’s owners showed him

a lack of respect on his 31st birthday.

Manchester City present midfielder Yaya Toure a birthday cake as they fly to Abu Dhabi to celebrate winning the Premier League title.

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Toure receives birthday cake

Seluk told BBC Sport that Toure was “very upset” and could leave City.

Toure initially played down the row on Twitter, writing: “Don’t take words that do not come from my mouth seriously.”

But he then posted a message that read: “Everything Dimitri said is true. He speaks for me. I will explain after the World Cup.”

Toure has been an influential player for City since he joined the club from Barcelona in 2010.

His goals and leadership helped the club win the League Cup and Premier League title this season.

The Ivory Coast are one of 32 teams competing in the World Cup and have been drawn in group C alongside Colombia, Greece and Japan.

20 May 2014 | 11:00 pm – Source:

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