Citizens closing in on Toure

Manchester City are emerging as the favourites to sign Barcelona's Ivory Coast international midfielder Yaya Toure.

The 27-year-old schemer is expected to quit the Camp Nou after the World Cup finals in South Africa, with his agent saying that City are in pole position.

Dimitri Seluk told El Mundo Deportivo:"In a few days we will have the final solution, although I still have to speak with the player.

"In a couple of days I hope we will have a solution. Manchester City are one of the solutions.

"I believe Barca prefer this option because they are the ones who offer more money."

City, Manchester United and Arsenal have all been mentioned as possible destinations for the versatile Toure, who can also play in defence.

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