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Yaya Toure: Strong chance Manchester City will offer midfielder a new contract

Yaya Toure: Strong chance Manchester City will offer midfielder a new contract

The 34-year-old had been left out of City's plans and omitted from their Champions League squad after Pep Guardiola's arrival, due to a feud between the manager and Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk.

"It's one of those debates that as players we'd love to get involved in but we're not allowed to so that's what makes it very frustrating as they aren't willing to listen".

Zabaleta, 32, one of seven players out of contract this summer, asked to leave and has received an offer from West Ham United.

Zabaleta joined City from Espanyol for £6.45 million (RM35.9 million) on August 31, 2008, a day before the Abu Dhabi United Group, led by billionaire Sheikh Mansour, completed a takeover that transformed the club's fortunes.

"We can't say the same thing now". I will try with the club, with the players, with the staff, with the chairman, with the sporting director, to do it.

Guardiola believes City need more players with Zabaleta's commitment if they are to succeed in the future.

Guardiola hopes Zabaleta finishes his time at the club by helping them secure qualification for next season's Champions League, with Guardiola's men now ahead of Arsenal in the race for fourth place.

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"I remember at that time [Sir Alex] Ferguson and the 'noisy neighbours, ' and this is something that I have been since that time!" Senior City sources said that there was a "strong chance" Touré would be offered a one-year contract...

"There is much more optimism that the club hasn't had since I've been here and people want to feel that and be part of it".

"If you need to go to war in the big games, you know you've got Zabba with you".

They are going to play to win the games.

"We played well but we couldn't score enough goals and we had to fight until the very last minute".

Meanwhile, Guardiola claims his first season at City would have ended in the sack at former clubs Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

He will end his first season at City trophyless, though, and he is grateful the Premier League side are sticking by him regardless of their somewhat underwhelming results in 2016-17. He has helped the club to where it is right now.


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