Chelsea target outlines Manchester City ambition

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Yaya Toure says he would be happy to end his playing days at Manchester City and remains committed to making history with the club, despite rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea, reports Sky Sports.

The 29-year-old arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Barcelona in 2010, and played an integral part in helping City claim their first Premier League title last season.

Having proved himself a valuable member of Roberto Mancini's Citizens squad, Toure has poured cold water on suggestions he will consider a lucrative move to China, reiterating his desire to establish himself as a legend at Manchester City.

"Going to China to end my career? No! I have big desire to end my career at City out of respect for what the fans have done for me," he told L'Equipe. "But in football you can never say what will happen in the future.

"I don't want to be pretentious, but things have been built after I signed at City. We've won quite a lot of things.

"That is why I joined that club - to be part of its history and to go down in its history."

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo was recently credited with an interest in bringing Toure to Stamford Bridge, amid rumours of a disagreement between player and club with regards to a new contract at City.

However, the Ivorian international is adamant that his future remains on the blue side of Manchester, and whilst he admitted that he had received offers from other clubs, he has always been committed to the reigning Premier League champions' cause.

"I am quite sure the day will come that I will be an old man and they will still go on talking about me here," he added.

"Is that why I refused to talk with Real or Chelsea last summer? Yes, because City's history is to be made now. And I thank God for that."

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