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The surreal events surrounding Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure have alerted Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool, reports Colin Harvey of the Daily Star.
The Ivory Coast international appeared to distance himself from his agent's claim that he was unhappy at the club after they forgot his birthday, as Antony Kastrinakis of The Sun (subscription required) reported.
However, Toure later confirmed he WAS unhappy at the Etihad Stadium and is quoted by Kastrinakis as saying:
Yes, I have talked before about ending my career at Barcelona — but we don’t know because football is moving fast and you never know about tomorrow.
My agent, Dimitry, is always on the phone and he knows what he has to do because I trust him a lot.
The main thing now is just to try and focus on the World Cup and he knows what he has to do because we were always open about everything and I am able to talk with him for a couple of days now.
Because of the brilliant season Manchester City have had, everybody is talking about me and everything is open and we don’t know tomorrow.
Kastrinakis also credits Barcelona, Real Madrid and Monaco with an interest in the City star, along with PSG and Bayern Munich.
But City will refuse to sell Toure, reports David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror.
Meanwhile, UEFA is considering redistributing the fine imposed on Manchester City over Financial Fair Play regulations around other Premier League clubs and those competing in Europe, reports Ben Rumsby of the Daily Telegraph.