Yaya Toure's agent is open to Manchester United transfer

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Image: Yaya Toure's Manchester City contract expires at the end of the season

Yaya Toure's agent has told Sky Sports News HQ he has started negotiating the midfielder's future with other clubs and is open to an offer from Manchester United.

Toure's contract at Man City - who face Liverpool live on Sky Sports on Nissan Super Sunday - expires at the end of the season and the player says his preference is to stay at the Etihad, but Dimitri Seluk says City have not given any indication as to whether they will offer him an extension.

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Seluk has revealed he has had offers from clubs in Italy and Spain and will be open to discussing the possibilities with Premier League clubs - including City's arch-rivals at Old Trafford.

Seluk said: "At this moment the situation like this; from yesterday we officially started negotiating with different clubs about his future.

Toure says his preference is to stay at City

"We waited until March 15 for what Manchester City will say but until now Manchester City don't say anything. Before March, we didn't negotiate with anybody because Yaya does a lot with Manchester City, so we waited. But we cannot wait until the last minute, until June and have no negotiations with anybody.

"Some clubs have contacted me. Now we have three options. I don't speak about Yaya and China or the MLS. He will play in Europe. I have spoken with clubs in different countries; Italy and Spain.

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"Clubs from England waited for the situation with Manchester City, but now we can speak in England and soon I will come to England for negotiations. Yaya must go to vacation already signed with another club."

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Asked whether he would be open to talking to Manchester United, Seluk said: "Why not? Jose Mourinho is a very good coach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was together with Yaya in Barcelona.

"I understand this is two clubs who are rivals but for me, for example, this is not a problem from Yaya or from me, this problem will be from Manchester City staff.

Yaya Toure and Pep Guardiola celeb, Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Image: Toure has made 21 appearances for City this season

"I said to Manchester City that we will start negotiations with other clubs about the future of Yaya. After that, if Manchester City want, they can start negotiations. If they don't want then we will find another club.

"Yaya can, tomorrow, sign a contract with another club and after that for Manchester City it is too late. They don't say anything; he must say or he must go. They can think it and Manchester City one of the options. We are open to negotiations. But tomorrow, for example, we heard with Chelsea, he will sign with Chelsea."

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