Stamford Bridge side keen on Etihad Stadium star.
Chelsea are reportedly among a throng of sides said to be ready to pounce if Man City elect to sell unhappy midfielder Yaya Toure.
The 29 year old Ivory Coast international says he feels ‘unappreciated’ by his employers and has demanded a new contract by Saturday or he will look to leave the Premier League title holders.
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Though the player’s agent is at pains to state that his client’s grievances are not related to pay one wonders what exactly the need is for a new contract offer given the former Barcelona man’s current deal still has more than two years to run.
Dimitri Seluk, last night admitted: “If he signs a contract in the next three or four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer and will start negotiations with different clubs.
“Today is Tuesday, so it means by Saturday. We will say ‘Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May.’
Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be monitoring Toure’s situation and Roman Abramovich may well be ready to make a big money move for a ‘Marquee’ signing of this magnitude to help appease Blues fans unhappy with the way the West London side have performed this term and even more upset with the Russian billionaire’s decision to sack Roberto Di Matteo and appoint Rafa Benitez as his short-term successor.
Yaya Toure could also be seen as a goal-scoring presence that could effectively replace veteran Frank Lampard in the middle of the Chelsea midfield.