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Yaya blasts PSG rumour


Manchester City's Yaya Toure. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Manchester City's Yaya Toure. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire


Manchester City's Yaya Toure. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

MANCHESTER City star Yaya Toure insists that a proposed move to Paris St Germain is not a done deal and he claims that he was misquoted about a possible switch to the French club.

An interview with a French magazine this week stated that Toure would be “honoured” to play for PSG but he has since tried to distance himself from those quotes.

“I want to take advantage of this opportunity to put things into context. It’s very important. I simply said that it was nice to be a player who is quite coveted, and it was an honour to play for PSG,” says Toure, who is contracted to City until 2017.

“The media took what I said out of context. For the moment, there’s nothing planned. Too many things have been said, that annoyed me,” added the star, stating this his focus was on the World Cup finals with Ivory Coast, Toure currently at a training camp in Qatar where he is getting treatment on a thigh strain.

“My objective is the World Cup, because the country expects,” Toure said. “Everything went well with the doctors. They did some great work. It’s difficult with that kind of injury, but I am going to be quickly back out on the pitch.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists that the Champions League winners are not interested in signing City striker Sergio Aguero this summer.

The Argentina international has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu but, though Los Blancos are reportedly focusing on Liverpool star Luis Suarez, Perez says that the squad are in a good state.

“We are not thinking about making a move for Aguero at the moment,” he said.

“Right now, there is no real urgency to sign any new players.”

Perez also explained that Madrid do not owe Tottenham any extra money for the transfer of Gareth Bale following their Champions League win, while slamming those who criticised him for signing the Welshman. “Tottenham are not entitled to any extra money because Bale won the Champions League with us,” he confirmed.

“It’s absurd that certain people who don’t like me criticise me because I sign players like Bale.

“The same happened back in the days with (Zinedine) Zidane.”