Speculation is mounting over the future of Manchester City's midfield linchpin Yaya Toure, after his representatives have reportedly said that the Ivorian has done all he can at City and is looking for a new challenge.
Dimitri Seluk, Toure's main representative went on Spanish radio to say his client could be leaving in the summer, days after City had just clinched the Premier League title.
"Toure has done all he can do at City and needs new motivations. He would like a new challenge. He would not cost much.
“He could sign for many big clubs, like Chelsea or Bayern Munich. We would like to see Barcelona join the race.”
The former Barcelona players current contract runs until 2015 and many think this may just be a ploy to push the City hierarchy into offering Toure an improved contract, despite the fact he is already one of the Premier Leagues top earners on a reported basic salary of ₤150,000 a week rising to ₤220,000 with bonuses.
Goal.com have reportedly been told by sources that the City chiefs will not be rushed into giving Toure an extension to his current deal, seeing that he will be 32 in 2015 when his contract is due to expire.