Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is growing increasingly frustrated with the club's patchy form and may look to leave the club next summer, according to ex-City marksman Rodney Marsh.
Toure is thought to be unhappy at City's inconsistent start in the Premier League, which has seen them lose four of the first six away matches in the top flight under Chilean tactician Manuel Pellegrini.
City have shown signs of progress in Europe by securing safe passage to the Champions League knockout stages, but Marsh has revealed that sources close to Toure have told him the the Ivory Coast talisman is far from happy with life at the Etihad.
He told Extra Time: "People close to Manchester City tell me Yaya Toure is not very happy and he’s one of their great players.
"When you start to hear rumblings from within the camp, and you see the way Toure played last weekend [at Sunderland], when he was strolling around and didn’t look interested, I’m wondering now if it will all go a little bit the other way.
"It looks like they’re throwing billions of pounds at players but keep coming up short. I think this season could end in tears at Man City."
The 30-year-old has added a consistent supply line of goals to his ever-increasing list of qualities, scoring seven times in all competitions in an advanced midfield role.
Toure has more than three years to run on his current contract with the 2012 Premier League champions, a deal which reportedly sees him earn around £250,000-a-week.