Chelsea and Manchester City prepare to battle for the rights to Yaya Toure
Well, well, well… it appears as if the two mega-rich blue colored clubs of the English Premier League are preparing to fight over the rights to a midfielder. Chelsea and Manchester City are going into battle for the 29-year-old Ivory Coast international, Yaya Toure.
This new transfer saga erupted after Yaya Toure showed interest in exploring his transfer options. The former Barcelona midfielder also hinted that he wouldn’t say no if an offer from Chelsea arrived.
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo needs a veteran like Yaya Toure in his midfield. With Eden Hazard and Oscar making their way up the scale, Roberto Di Matteo needs a hand on the pitch, who can guide these young talents. Moreover, any team with Yaya Toure in the midfield will have a huge edge over their opponents.
Yaya Toure, who joined Manchester City from Barcelona in 2010, has become the pivot of Eastlands’ success in recent years. Yaya Toure was at the heart of Manchester City’s FA Cup victory two years ago and their Premier League success last year. Unfortunately for Manchester City, Yaya Toure’s agent claims the midfield veteran wants look for new challenges.
“Toure has done all he can do at City and needs new motivations. He would like a new challenge. He would not cost much. He could sign for many big clubs, like Chelsea or Bayern Munich,” Yaya Toure’s agent Dmitri Seluk said in a Daily Mail report.
Yaya Toure hasn’t commented on his agent’s statement just yet, but the upcoming weekend should bring out some answers. Yaya Toure still has three years left of his £260,000 per week contract with Manchester City.
Therefore, if Yaya Toure does move out, Chelsea will have to empty their pockets before making a bid for the midfielder. According to rumors, Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is ready to fuel the bid for Yaya Toure. Rife speculation suggests Chelsea is also preparing a £300,000 per week contract for Yaya Toure.
Well, well, well… it appears as if (the Champions League winners) Chelsea and (the Premier League winners) Manchester City are destined to battle for Yaya Toure this fall.