Report: West Ham have held talks about signing Yaya Toure

Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2014 in...

The free agent played under West Ham United's new manager, Manuel Pellegrini, at Manchester City.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City says farewell to the fans at the end of the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on May 9, 2018 in...

West Ham were hoping to sign Yaya Toure this summer and have held talks with the former Manchester City midfielder, according to the Sun.

However, the newspaper claims the Hammers are 'reluctant to offer Toure a Premier League lifeline' after his recent outburst against Pep Guardiola.

A Sun insider is quoted as saying that although Manuel Pellegrini might want his former City player to join him at the London Stadium, those comments have caused West Ham to think twice.

And despite claims made by Toure's agent, Dmitri Seluk, that the Ivorian would play for £1 a week, the Sun reports Toure wants a 'huge signing-on fee plus bonuses', which could potentially cost the Hammers more than £100,000 a week.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City shows appreciation to the fans as his brother Kolo Toure looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at...

The 35-year-old is also said to have held talks with other Premier League clubs, including others across Europe, China and the United States.

West Ham have already strengthened their central midfield options by signing another free agent, Jack Wilshere this week.

Jack Wilshere of Arsenal is closed down by Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea  during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2018 in London, England.

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