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Agent of Manchester City player sensationally links client with Manchester United

Pep Guardiola left Yaya Toure out of Man City's Champions League squad
Pep Guardiola left Yaya Toure out of Man City's Champions League squad

Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has claimed that both Manchester United and Arsenal have shown interest in signing the Man City midfielder.

The startling claims were reported by Sky Sports this afternoon:

The report goes on to say that while the two Premier League giants, including City's fiercest rivals, are interested in the 33-year-old, a switch to a club in England is "impossible".

City face United at Old Trafford this Saturday in a mouthwatering 12.30pm kick-off.

Last night, Seluk stated that Toure expects to have a raft of offers from England, China and the United States when the transfer window reopens.

The midfielder, who turns 34 next year, is not wanted by new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and was left out of the club's Champions League squad.

Toure is in the final year of his contract and his representative Seluk is already lining up deals for the player.

"Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad," Seluk told the Daily Mail.

"He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.

"He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.

"Maybe that's not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn't good enough for him (at Barcelona).

"In January we will see. It is three months to wait - no problem. Yaya is a very professional guy."

Seluk claimed the City manager's treatment of the Ivory Coast midfielder would affect City's fanbase in the region.

"They will lose a lot of millions of supporters from Africa because of this decision from Guardiola," he added.

"Now they will support Manchester United. A lot of people in Africa say they will never see any more matches of City on TV."