The Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has reportedly rejected a stunning £40million move to bitter-rivals Manchester United, according to the Daily Star.
It is believed the Red Devils were keen on a massive £40m deal for the former Barcelona ace but the midfielder has reportedly turned down a move to Old Trafford, putting an end to speculation – by committing his future at the Premier League champions.
At the end of last season, his agent, Dimitri Seluk, claimed that Toure could leave the Etihad this summer as the 31-year-old midfielder was upset with the club’s chiefs because they didn’t acknowledge his birthday.
“Yaya is so upset, he is thinking of leaving City. There are a number of things that have happened that have left Yaya feeling bitterly upset. City have treated him with disrespect and have really hurt him,” Dmitry Seluk said.
“What happened at his birthday meant the club don’t care about him. It was proof. They can say whatever they want, ‘Oh we like him, but we forgot.’ None of them shook his hand on his birthday. It’s really sick.“
The Ivory Coast international, who is under contract until 2017 – has played a crucial role in Premier League last season, scoring 20 goals in 35 appearances, who ended up as the country’s highest scoring midfielder.