Yaya Toure has dropped a big hint in the ongoing transfer saga to furthermore confirm exit talks and a possible switch to Inter Milan at the end of the 2014/2015 season as he is "open to new challenges".
After guiding Manchester City to a second Premier League title last season with 20 goals from midfield, the Ivorian's displays have drastically decreased, prompting Manuel Pellegrini to single him out after the recent derby loss to local rivals Manchester United.
However, Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk, responded by claiming City should allow the midfielder to leave if they are not happy with him, with former City boss Roberto Mancini public about his desire to bring him to the San Siro.
Toure also further stated: "When things are not necessarily going well in a club, the key players take the fall. I am not the only one to have been attacked even if there is tendency to be harsher with me.
"Football is my passion, my job and that gives me two good reasons to do as well as I can. I accept criticism if it helps me to improve and I ignore them when their aim is simply to break me.
"When I arrived at City, [Manuel] Pellegrini was not the coach. Just like the players, managers arrive and leave.
As I have said before, I owe it to the City fans to fight just until the end of my career at this club.
"My decisions will not be affected by changes in management, but more by the challenges that will be offered to me."
it is also public that Manchester City are interested in signing Belgian forward Kevin de Bruyne this summer as the club prepare for a major overhaul to the first-team playing staff when the transfer window reopens.