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City still keen on Barca star Yaya despite his agent's 'small club' jibe

17 Nov 2009 17:33:13

City still keen on Barca star Yaya despite his agent's 'small club' jibe

Mark Hughes hasn't given up hope of convincing Yaya Toure to quit Barcelona for Manchester City. The Ivory Coast midfielder's agent admits that Toure is frustrated by his lack of first-team football this season but suggested they would only consider offers from bigger clubs than City. In the market: Yaya Toure (right) could leave Barcelona just months after signing an extended contract However, this has not deterred City boss Hughes from chasing the uncompromising holding player, according to Catalan newspaper Sport. The ambitious Barclays Premier League Club enquired about Toure in the summer, only for the 26-year-old to sign a new deal with the Catalans. But he could now be in the market after starting just four of Barca's 10 league matches this term. City defender Kolo Toure would be keen to link up with his brother at Eastlands. The move could see Barcelona renew their interest in Liverpool's Javier Mascherano (pictured right).  Robinho dilemma: Guardiola tells Barca to rethink their bid for Man City starGrieving Vincent Kompany axed from Belgium squad as Dick Advocaat punishes Manchester City star's late showsEverton and Manchester City enter race to sign Belgian wonderkid LestienneSubotic flattered by City talk but insists he's happy at Dortmund MANCHESTER CITY FC


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