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Yaya Toure ready to consider shock move after the World Cup

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Manchester City star Yaya Toure has snubbed the chance to commit his long-term future to the Premier League champions during an interview with beIn SPORTS, insisting that the club's behaviour will force him to consider where to play next season once his World Cup obligations are complete.

Toure sent social media into a frenzy earlier this week with contradictory statements in response to reports he felt insulted after City forgot his birthday, with the midfield powerhouse unhappy over not getting the treatment he feels four fantastic seasons at the Etihad Stadium deserve.

The 31-year-old's stance reportedly has Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal watching the situation closely and the Ivory Coast linchpin has done little to dampen growing speculation, confirming that he will take stock and would love to play for Barcelona again if the opportunity arises.

Toure told beIN SPORTS: "My agent Dimitry is always on the phone and he knows what we have to do. I trust him a lot and the main things now is I just try to focus on the World Cup.

"He knows what he have to do and he's always open with everything. The people talking about him don't know what will happen tomorrow.

"For now I focus on the World Cup and at the end of the World Cup we will see what will happen.

When asked about the chance of returning to Barca the 20-goal Premier League star responded: "I tell you that in front of the camera, I'll see if I can end my career there but we don't even know. Football is going too fast.

"Barcelona has always been one of my favourite team in the world. When I was there all of them were like my brothers. To be honest when I look at my tv at spanish football I always support Barcelona."

City fans have barely had 10 days to celebrate their second Premier League crown before digesting Toure's shock recent outbursts, but Etihad chiefs are thought to be very confident of keeping a key part of Manuel Pellegrini's plans despite recent unrest.

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