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Yaya Toure Set To Get New Five-Year Manchester City Deal

by Gary Emmerson

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Midfielder to get deal to finish career at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is set to be offered the chance to finish his career at the Etihad Stadium with a new five-year deal worth £55million.

Ivory Coast international midfielder Toure is one of the key players in a star-studded Manchester City line-up and has two years left to run on his current deal.

But, according to the Daily Star, Manchester City are ready to open discussions on new terms to ensure the 29-year-old, who joined the club for £24million from Barcelona in 2010, sees out the rest of his playing days at the Etihad Stadium.

The deal is said to be worth £220,000 a-week to Toure and £11million and follows an interview in which the midfielder admitted his desire to commit his future to Manchester City.

Toure said: “The Premier League is fantastic. I’m happy to be in this ­championship and I want to stay here a long time. I always want to be here.” Mancini added: “Yaya is a very important player to Manchester City.”

Manchester City are planning a summer clear-out in the summer with up to 10 players leaving following the disappointing defence of their Premier League title this season which has seen them left 12 points behind rivals Manchester United.

Toure’s brother Kolo is a likely departure when his contract expires at the end of the season and he could be joined through the exit door by the likes of Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri.

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