Toure has played a key role in leading Roberto Mancini’s men to their first top-flight title since 1968, with two goals in the penultimate game against Newcastle on Tyneside sticking out in the memory.
Despite the African midfielder stating he is happy at the Etihad Stadium recently, agent Dimitri Seluk has commented to the contrary on Spanish radio.
“Toure has done all he can do at City and needs new motivations. He would like a new challenge. He would not cost much,” The Daily Mail quote the representative as saying.
“He could sign for many big clubs, like Chelsea or Bayern Munich. We would like to see Barcelona join the race,” he concluded.
Losing Toure would be a major blow for the newly-crowned Premier League champions, but as yet there has been no inclination to believe that City would entertain offers for their superstar.
By Gareth McKnight