Toure agent lin­ing up deals for City star

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Yaya Toure’s agent ex­pects to have a raft of of­fers from Eng­land, China and the US when the trans­fer win­dow re­opens. The mid­fielder, who turns 34 next year, is not wanted by new Manch­ester City man­ager Pep Guardi­ola and was left out of the club’s Cham­pi­ons League squad. Toure is in the fi­nal year of his con­tract and his rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dim­itri Seluk is al­ready lin­ing up deals for the player. “Yaya in Jan­uary can sign a pre­con­tract agree­ment with clubs abroad,” Seluk told the Daily Mail. “He will have many of­fers from clubs. China and Amer­ica of course they want him but we will have a lot of of­fers from Eng­land and Europe. “He is in very good shape, very good con­di­tion, I think he lost seven kilo­grams. “Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardi­ola, but then Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic wasn’t good enough for him [at Barcelona]. “In Jan­uary we will see. It is three months to wait – no prob­lem. Yaya is a very pro­fes­sional guy.” Seluk claimed the City man­ager’s treat­ment of the Ivory Coast star would af­fect City's African fan­base. “They will lose mil­lions of sup­port­ers from Africa be­cause of this de­ci­sion from Guardi­ola,” he added. “Now they will sup­port Manch­ester United. A lot of peo­ple in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV.”

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