Yaya Toure is considering his Barca future but will not sign for Arsenal, according to his agent.
Midfielder could leave Spanish club but won't sign for Arsenal
Yaya Toure is considering his Barcelona future but will not be signing for Arsenal, according to the midfielder's agent.
The Ivory Coast international recently stated his commitment to the European champions following speculation surrounding his future.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Toure in the past and a fresh approach has been mooted this summer.
However, Toure's agent, Dmitri Seluk, has claimed the 26-year-old has received more attractive offers from elsewhere, with Manchester City said to be interested.
"There are many teams interested in Toure," Seluk told Sport
"He will not go to Arsenal because he has better offers and nor will he go to Germany, but his future could be in Italy or in England."
Seluk continued: "Barca have not complied with the gentleman's agreement that we reached.
"(Barca president) Laporta says that Valdes is the best goalkeeper in the world, the same about (Lionel) Messi, with Xavi, with (Andres) Iniesta... but with Toure, never anything,
"If he is not good enough to play in this team then that will be that.
"He has spent two seasons earning a minimum salary. He earns less than many of the first-team regulars and less even than some of those that hardly play at all.
"We have put our faith in the word of the club, but they have not respected it.
"Clearly he is a professional and if the club do not respect him then he would to go and that would be a shame because he feels at home at the club and in the city. He has adapted marvellously.
"Toure has done everything for Barca and always thinks about the team. He has never cause any problems and remember that last season he played a number of games while injured.
"This term, after Rafa Marquez picked up an injury, he played as a centre back and did so without complaining, while (Seydou) Keita, for instance, said he did not want to play at left-back in the UEFA Champions League final.
"Therefore, I think Toure deserves more recognition on the part of Barca."