Yaya Toure again linked with Manchester City exit

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Manchester City’s talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure is once again being linked with a move away from the club. The Daily Mail believe the Citizens are lining up Juventus’ Frenchman Paul Pogba as a replacement instead.

Toure signed for Manchester City in July 2010 from Barcelona for a fee of £24m. The number 42 has taken the Premier League by storm and has played in 138 league matches. This has helped Man City to 2 league titles in 2011/12 and 2013/14, as well as the FA Cup, FA Community Shield and the Capital One Cup.

The 31-year-old has been linked heavily with French club PSG following a spat with the club over his birthday celebrations in May. The 6ft 2in midfielder has also received hefty criticism this season after a tough start to the campaign. He scored a vital goal in the 2-0 win over Aston Villa this weekend but now it is thought that Toure will be tempted with a move abroad.

Manchester City are now rumoured to be looking at Juventus’ coveted 21-year-old Paul Pogba as a replacement. Should that fail or cost too much, thought to be around £60m, then Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote could be the man to move to the Etihad Stadium.