Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure's agent claims if the Ivorian is not offered a new contract by Saturday, he will leave the club.
The 29-year-old and the Premier League champions were locked in negotiations regarding a new deal for the past six months but both parties have failed to reach an agreement so far. Toure's representative Dimitri Seluk says the player wants the issue to be resolved during the international break; else he will open talks with other clubs.
"If he signs a contract in the next three or four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer and will start negotiations with different clubs. Today is Tuesday, so it means by Saturday. We will say 'Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May'," Seluk said.
Toure currently earns £220,000 a week at City and the former Barcelona star is not looking for just another pay rise, according to Seluk.
"I do not feel he will stay at City. This is not about money. He wants to leave because of many reasons. He is one of the best players at Manchester City but does not feel the respect of the staff. Only Roberto Mancini respects Yaya," the agent pointed out.
Toure, who joined City in 2010 from Barcelona for around £24m, has more than two years left on his current deal. However, he could consider buying himself out of the remainder of his contract, which is possible under Article 17 of FIFA's transfer regulations.
The midfielder, who has eight goals and four assists to his name from 32 appearances in all competitions for City this season, is currently away on national duty with Ivory Coast, who are preparing for their World Cup qualifier against Gambia on Saturday.
"It's all strange. It's not normal to have negotiations for six months about a contract. They have been talking about small details all this time. Maybe if the owner speaks to Yaya, maybe he doesn't know the details," Seluk added.
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