Speculation surrounding Yaya Toure's future at Manchester City has only offered uncertainty in recent months but the player's agent says his present club will not allow him to leave.
Yaya Toure's agent, Dimitri Seluk, told Sky Sports News that Inter Milan and other clubs made offers but Manchester City said he was "too important to let go" and that he hasn't been pushing for a new, improved contract for his Ivorian client.
The 32-year-old, who is reportedly City's highest earner on around £220,000 per week, signed a four-year contract with the Manchester side in April 2013. It is unlikely that a player of his age will earn that amount anywhere else, so playing out his contract is not out of the question.
There has been talk of a move ever since last year when his agent said Toure felt "disrespected" by the club, who failed to deliver a birthday cake for his 31st birthday celebrations. This had everyone in disbelief and initially looked like a immature plea to get a move elsewhere.
If Seluk is adamant that he will not push for a contract extension for his client, it sounds as though City's midfielder is happy to accept his high wage package for a further two years that remain on his current contract. After all, it is unlikely Toure will earn as much money per week elsewhere.