Yaya Toure is being linked with a shock exit from Manchester City…
Reports in the Metro this week controversially claimed that Manchester City have earmarked Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil as the man to replace unsettled playmaker Yaya Toure, who has struggled with his form so far this season.
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CaughtOffside counts down the five best options for the big spending Premier League champions, should they choose to replace their current midfield icon:
5) Miralem Pjanic (Roma)
The 24-year-old Bosnian is one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe, having already played in excess of 200 top flight games during his time in France and Italy, while he has also been capped 55 times by his country. He was ranked 81st in The 100 best footballers in the world by The Guardian in 2013, having helped former club Lyon reach the Champions League semi-finals four years earlier. Contracted until 2018, and would demand a high price.