Arsenal are interested in Manchester City outcast Yaya Toure, according to reports.
Toure has been pushed down the pecking order by Guardiola and has been told he can find a new club. He was unable to secure a move away from the Etihad in the summer transfer window and his situation got worse after he was left out of City’s Champions League squad.
According to SkySports (via its twitter account), Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk have confirmed Arsenal and Manchester United interest in the Ivorian midfielder.
Toure’s agent has claimed he has been subject to interest from #MUFC and # AFC as he looks to leave the Etihad #SSNHQ https://t.co/2aDFAFqrdM
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 6, 2016
However, the agent believe any move to a Premier League club is virtually impossible but backed the midfielder to agree a pre-contract with a foreign club in January.
“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad. He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.
“He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms.
“Maybe that’s not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn’t good enough for him (at Barcelona).
Toure has been one of Premier League’s best midfielders since he joined Manchester City in 2010 but at 33 years old, it is unlikely Wenger would sanction a move for him next summer.