May 31, 2015 13:18:33 UK
Yaya Toure’s agent has stressed that he expects the midfielder to remain with Manchester City.
Inter Milan are keen to sign the Ivory Coast international this summer, while Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with an interest.
Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk had previously indicated he expected the former Barcelona star to move on this summer but he now says the 32-year-old will remain at the Etihad Stadium after positive talks with owner Sheikh Mansour.
He told the Sunday Mirror: “Yaya is staying – because Sheikh Mansour told him he must stay.
“Mansour told Yaya that he is still a very important player and that he was the first big player to join City after the takeover.
“He told him that City wouldn’t even discuss a sale.
“This is good. People have tried to say that Yaya only wanted more money, but it was never about money. It was only about respect.”
Manchester City are 4.00 to secure the Premier League title next season, while rivals Manchester United are available at 6.00.
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