Report: Yaya Toure 'determined' to leave Manchester City

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According to emerging reports in France, Yaya Toure will do everything in his power to ensure he secures a move away from Manchester City this summer.

French newspaper Le Parisien has printed quotes from an unnamed Ivory Coast international and team-mate of Toure, who claims the midfielder is determined to seek a move away from the Etihad as soon as possible. 

The source states; "He has accumulated too many grudges against [Manchester City's] leaders and he will not stay with them, He will do everything to ensure his departure this summer."

Speculation around Toure's exit had originally arisen following a ludicrous story that the club had forgotten to wish the Ivorian a happy birthday, with the 31-year-old's agent apparently claiming that such a snub could result in his client seeking a move elsewhere. 

These reports were eventually quashed by Toure who took to twitter to pledge his commitment to the club, however the midfielder's future at Manchester City has since plunged further into doubt following the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of his younger brother Ibrahim. 

Ibrahim Toure passed away at the age of 28 after a long battle with cancer last month, whilst older brothers Yaya and Kolo were on international duty at the World Cup in Brazil. 

Reports emerged that Manchester City had refused Toure permission to take time out to spend time with his brother - who was in hospital in Manchester - in the weeks leading up to his death, with some sources claiming that the club had refused to grant Toure any leeway even after the Premier League season had finished.

If true then it's understandable that such a serious set of circumstance are likely to result in the 6"3 midfielder resenting the club in which he has enjoyed so much success, but there may be more to this story than meets the eye, and without full knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes, it's impossible to know for sure. 

One thing is for sure, if Toure visions his future away from the Etihad this season, then it will require a very handsome offer for the club to agree to sell. 

Toure has enjoyed the best football of his career in Manchester since arriving from Barcelona in 2010, but with speculation mounting, the Ivorian's time at the champions could be coming to an ugly end. 

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