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Yaya Toure's agent Dimitry Seluk has continued his vendetta against Manchester City by threatening to take his client away from the Premier League champions.
"It's very strange that [the City] staff don't shake hands and say congratulations on your birthday. Yaya is upset," Seluk said, per Sky Sports. "Many clubs would be interested in him. There would be no problems finding a job."
City did wish Toure a birthday and gave him a cake.
Do City need to? No. Toure receives a £210,000 birthday present from the club every week.
City's front office probably made a negative first impression on Seluk because he has been discrediting the club for years.
"If Barcelona do not like Yaya, there are eight clubs, the most important in the world, who are interested in signing him," Seluk said in 2009, per RAC-1 (h/t the Telegraph). "He will not go to Manchester City. He would sign for a more important club."
The root of Seluk's hostility towards City may be related to money.
"Everything has changed with City," Seluk said in 2010, per RAC-1 (h/t the Guardian). "They talk a lot but then afterwards they don't appear to be a rich club but rather a bankrupt one."
The implication being City probably baulked at Seluk's demands.
What exactly is Seluk trying to achieve?
He could be strong-arming City to up Toure's salary, so the Ivorian international overtakes Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney's £300,000-per-week salary, per Gary Rose at BBC Sport.
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