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Yaya Toure fuels PSG transfer speculation

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In a classic case of an ongoing transfer saga, talk of Yaya Toure moving to Paris Saint-Germain has resurfaced after the Manchester City man refused to rule out a move to the French capital.

Toure has long been linked with a move to the Ligue 1 champions, and his latest comments about the French club have once again suggested a move could materialise.

The 31-year-old committed his future to Manchester City in the summer, although he was not among a host of big names to sign new deals at the club.

Now talk of a transfer away from the Etihad has hit the headlines following comments he made on a French radio station.

When continuously asked about a future move to PSG, Toure told RMC: "I don't know. The most important thing is to continue my job, you do not know what might happen tomorrow.

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"It's always an objective to play at big clubs and win trophies. The most important thing is to continue to learn. You never close the door to a big club."

Toure has already tasted life at one of the world's biggest clubs having spent three seasons at Barcelona, but his latest comments may infuriate City fans, who see their club as one of the biggest in England, if not Europe.

Commitment

City were busy tying a number of big names to the club this summer, with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and captain Vincent Kompany all putting pen to paper on five-year deals.

Toure's current contract, signed in April 2013, ties him to the club until the summer of 2017, but rumours of surrounding his future were accelerated this summer by his apparent disappointment at not receiving a birthday cake from the club's hierarchy.

The birthday snub, and the tragic death of his brother Ibrahim, have been pinpointed as reasons for his disappointing start to this campaign, but the Ivorian also believes the World Cup has impacted a number of City players.

World Cup

A number of players from City's star-studded squad travelled to Brazil for the showpiece tournament, with some making it further than others.

Speaking about his teams unconvincing start to the season, Toure said: "Everything does not happen as it should. It's hard, physical work last year did not help us.

"When we look at all the player of the squad, almost everyone has played the World Cup, so physically, it leaves traces."

While Toure and the Ivory Coast were eliminated at the group stage, Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis were part of the Argentina squad who made it all the way to the final.

Despite that, Aguero has already netted 14 goals in all competitions this campaign, suggesting he's not suffered from any kind of World Cup hangover.

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