PUBLISHED: 01:46, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:20, 20 March 20
Yaya Toure looks to be on his way out of Manchester City last night after clashing with the club over a new contract.
The midfielder has a deal until 2015 on £220,000-a-week but his agent is demanding City agree a new one by Saturday. If they do not, Toure will open negotiations with rival clubs.
The Ivory Coast star, 29, reportedly feels unappreciated, with talks over a new contract failing to progress in the last six months.
His agent Dimitri Seluk told The Sun: ‘I do not feel he will stay at City. If he signs a contract in the next four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer. We will say, “Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May”.
‘This is not about money. He wants to leave for many reasons. He does not feel the respect of the staff,’ Seluk added
‘It’s a pity City pay big money, but do not understand that human relations mean more than anything. Yaya feels the club do not want him.
‘Yaya is extremely well paid at City and is the first to recognise that. But he is the No 1 in the world in his position and can get the same money elsewhere. He has been ready to sign for six months on the same money.
‘We want to leave the club, because if they really wanted to do good by Yaya they’d have completed the contract a few months ago.’