Manchester City open to offers for Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure will not be forced out of Manchester City, but the club are set to make the midfielder available this summer.

Sources revealed earlier this week that the current Barclays Premier League champions will listen to offers for the Ivorian as they look to reshape their squad after a disappointing season.

But Toure is determined not to be forced out of the door at the end of the campaign. He is said to be content with life at the Etihad Stadium despite the difficulties and is in no rush to leave.

Toure has more than two years left to run on his £220,000-a-week deal and is unlikely to move for anything less.

A number of clubs, such as Inter Milan, are interested in the 31-year-old, but given his huge wages there must be doubts over whether they would be able to afford it.

Inter are prepared to offer Toure a five-year deal to compensate for the pay-cut he would be required to take if he moved to Italy — although, it is unlikely that he would agree to a such a compromise.

There have been preliminary talks about a contract extension for Toure at City — which included the possibility of an ambassadorial role when he hangs up his boots.

But it seems the club are now happy for him to leave.