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The Manchester City midfielder has snubbed the chance to move to Manchester United this summer, according to a report in the Daily Star.
The newspaper reports that, with the Ivorian midfielder currently involved in a dispute with his club, United were prepared to offer £40 million in order to lure him to Old Trafford. Unfortunately for them, Toure does not want to remain in the Premier League and is waiting on other opportunities.
Jeremy Cross writes:
United saw a chance to lure the Ivory Coast international across town to Old Trafford in what would have been a sensational transfer coup.
United bosses let it be known Toure was on their shopping list and were hopeful of pulling-off a £40m deal.
But Toure has told the fallen giants he has no interest in joining his neighbours at United because he is holding out for a move to Paris Saint-Germain instead.
The snub is a blow to new United boss Louis Van Gaal, who is keen to strengthen his flagging midfield.
But Starsport understands Toure, 31, wants to leave the Premier League altogether and is hoping PSG make an official approach.