Toure agent hints at Fab deal
Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk believes the midfielder could be part of the Cesc Fabregas deal.
Last Updated: 07/06/10 9:51pm
Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk believes the midfielder could be part of the deal to bring Cesc Fabregas back to Camp Nou.
The Barcelona player had been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, captained by older brother Kolo.
Seluk insisted last week that a deal had already been agreed with an un-named English club, but now says his client could form part of the Fabregas deal.
He told Rac-1: "There's a lot of interest in the deal (for Toure).
"Arsene Wenger likes him and Arsenal are interested.
"If the conditions are good, everything can be finished soon.
"He could come into the Cesc deal and Barca and Arsenal are struggling to come to an agreement.
"Everything has changed with City, because they talk a lot but then afterwards they don't appear to be a rich club but rather a bankrupt one."
Meanwhile, the Catalans confirmed on Monday that they have slapped a €35million (£29m) price-tag on Toure, something which Seluk last week insisted was too high.
While Barca president Joan Laporta is resigned to letting Toure go, he feels Arsenal must be prepared to do the same with Fabregas.
He said: "If a player of this characteristics, who also has the privilege of being Arsenal captain, announces to the club that he understands his time there has come to an end and he wants to continue his career at a club like Barca...
"I always want players in my club who want to be there and they should have that commitment.
"If a player shows legitimately that he does not want to be at Barca, immediately I open the doors and defend the interests of the club, but I try to reconcile them with those of the player and the buying club."
Toure joined Barca from Monaco in 2007 and quickly became an integral part of their side, patrolling the area in front of the back four.
He has landed six major trophies during his time at Camp Nou, but has recently fallen down the pecking order.