Manchester City star Yaya Toure set for showdown talks over contract

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will reportedly hold crunch talks with the club's hierarchy about his future at the Etihad Stadium when he returns from international duty with the Ivory Coast.

Toure has been linked with a summer transfer to either Chelsea or Real Madrid as doubts surface about his willingness to stay with Manchester City, with problems cited over the offer of an new contract.

According to, Toure's representative Dimitri Seluk had set Manchester City a deadline of last Saturday to offer his client a new contract, and now the player will sit down with club officials to clarify his position.

Toure is contracted to the Premier League champions until 2015 but Seluk has predicted the 29-year-old will quit Manchester City at the end of the season, because the player believes manager Roberto Mancini is the only prominent figure at the club to fully appreciate him.

Manchester City, however, are reportedly prepared to wait until the end of the season before discussing a new deal with Toure, and are unlikely to buckle to the demands of Seluk.

Toure joined Manchester City from Barcelona in 2010 for a fee in the region of £24 million, and is one of the most highly paid players at the Etihad Stadium, with a salary at a reported £220,000-a-week after bonuses.

The Ivorian has scored 26 goals in 123 games for the Blues and played a pivotal role in the club's maiden Premier League title winning campaign.

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