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Yaya Toure hints at Manchester City exit

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has refused to rule out a summer exit from the Etihad Stadium, and hinted that he could be ready for a change of scene.

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The Ivorian, who has come in for stinging criticism in some quarters for his performances this season, told Foot Mercato it is in his nature to go wherever he is offered new challenges.

He said: “No amount of wages will make me stay at a club if I feel that I no longer belong there or if no challenge exists.”

The revelation comes less than 24 hours after Foot Mercato also told of Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier’s claims that Toure is tempted to move to the French capital when the summer transfer window opens.

Toure has been an integral part of the City set-up since his switch from Barcelona five years ago. He scored the winning goal in the 2011 FA Cup final to help them end their 35-year wait for silverware, and inspired them to two Premier League titles and a League Cup.

However, like so many of his team-mates, he has failed to hit his own exceptionally high standards this term, with the Blues failing to claim a trophy and battling for Champions League qualification.

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