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Toure eyes Barca future

Ivory Coast international wants to fight for place

By Giscard Gourizro.   Last Updated: 18/11/09 12:10pm

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Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure insists he is happy at the club despite speculation over a transfer.

The Ivory Coast star has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, although he recently denied that he wanted to link up with his brother Kolo at Manchester City.

The 26-year-old signed a contract extension with the Catalan club during the summer, but he has found first team opportunities hard to come by so far this season.

But despite speculation of reported interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Inter Milan, the former Monaco and Olympiakos battler says he is happy to fight for his place at the Nou Camp.

"My future in Barcelona is bright," he told skysports.com.

"It is good to be linked with prestigious clubs but I am fine here in Barcelona for the moment.

"I am not moving unless Barcelona accept an offer, and I know I will not play week in week out."

Toure was part of the Ivory Coast team that secured qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and he expressed his delight for the Elephants' fans.

"We are happy we finished well," he added. "We wanted to give something back to all those people who love us, and show to our country we are ready for future battles."

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