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In light of the news, Manuel Pellegrini’s side have once again been linked with a move for either Pepe or Martin Demichelis, the latter seen very much as a second-choice to the former if reports are believed.
In other transfer news, Gareth Barry continues to be linked with a temporary move to Everton.
Widespread reports claim the Blues are happy for the midfielder to make the move, but that problems remain over his £100,000-a-week wages.
With the Toffees unable to pay that, they are hoping for a compromise deal that will see City subsidise Barry’s wage.
Following a sparkling debut from Fernandinho, and the fact that Barry couldn’t even find a place on the bench for the first match of the new season, it is likely he will depart if a compromise can be found.
“I hope I can continue to score important goals for the team and I think this year is going to be a good one for us,” Toure said.
“It’s important for me and the club. I know how much everyone desires success and that our fans only want to see one Manchester club profit this season.”
With their summer arrivals firmly settled, and having dismantled Newcastle in their opening game, City could well be the ones profiting come May.
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