Toure’s agent open to Man Utd approach

Date published: Friday 17th March 2017 1:06

Yaya Toure’s agent says he is now negotiating with different clubs over the deal for the Manchester City midfielder.

Toure is out of contract at the end of the season and Dimitri Seluk says City have yet to offer any indication as to whether they want to keep him at the Etihad Stadium.

Having waited until this week, Seluk says he has now started discussions with clubs in Italy and Spain, with the 33-year-old set to shun interest from MLS or China.

The agent told Sky Sports News HQ: “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.

“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.”

When asked whether he would be receptive to an approach from 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.”

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