PHOTOS: Why Man City star may be unavailable for Spurs clash

Yaya Toure

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was in action for the Ivory Coast earlier today, prompting speculation he could miss out on Tottenham Hotspur match.

Midfield star Yaya Toure was in action for the Cote d'Ivoire in their 4-3 loss to the Democrative Republic of Congo qualifier in Abidjan earlier today, Wednesday.

There had been much speculation this week that his involvement in the international match-up could impact his potential participation in Manchester City's upcoming Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday lunch-time.

It was believed that Toure would arrive back from international duty later than his City team-mates, which could give him just 24 hours to prepare for the Etihad Stadium game with Spurs.

The Mirror claimed that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will have Yaya Toure assessed to ensure he is match fit - if he isn't, then he would be a spectator on Saturday as Pellegrini may not risk him for Tuesday evening's Champions League encounter with CSKA Moscow.

Tottenham Hotspur could also be hampered by the international week, though.

Emmanuel Adebayor competed for Togo against Uganda and so Spurs will also have to monitor their late arrival.

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