Yaya Toure's agent insists his client is not joining Arsenal and is not a replacement for Cesc Fabregas.
Ivorian ace not about to join Gunners
Yaya Toure's agent insists his client has no intention of joining Arsenal and is not being lined up as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas.
The Barcelona midfielder has been mentioned as a possible makeweight in any move the Catalan giants make for Arsenal's talismanic skipper.
Barca are reported to be preparing a £40million raid for Fabregas, but accept that the Gunners will be reluctant to sell.
They could therefore try to soften the blow by offering Toure in part exchange, ensuring Arsene Wenger is not left short on midfield options.
The Ivory Coast international is a different type of player to Fabregas, with his game more about frustrating opponents than providing moments of creative genius.
With Arsenal regularly accused of lacking bite in the middle of the park, he is widely regarded as an ideal candidate to help alleviate that problem.
However, Toure's agent is adamant the 27-year-old will not be heading to Emirates Stadium any time soon.
"Toure is not Cesc and nor is he going to replace him," said Dimitri Seluk.
"He will not go to Arsenal."
Toure has been strongly linked with the Gunners for a number of years, especially during the time that his brother Kolo spent in north London.
His agent has hinted in the recent past that the time may be right to leave Camp Nou, after three years in Spain, but for now it appears as though he will not be heading to England.