Ivory Coast international is considering his Man City future, and would make an ideal new addition at Stamford Bridge next season.
In-demand midfield player could quit the Ethiad stadium this summer after broken promises over his new deal with the Premier League champions.
SOURCE: The Metro
Silky-smooth defensive midfield player Yaya Toure caused an outcry in the North-West earlier this week when his agent went on record as saying that the 29-year-old would depart Eastlands at the end of this season unless he was offered a new deal by the top-flight champions by Saturday at the very latest.
Now, this would not be the first time since the giant Ivorian left Barcelona to join Manchester City from La Liga giants FC Barcelona for £25 million two years ago that we have had the pleasure of hearing the thoughts of one of the many people claiming to represent Toure.
And it most definitely will not be the last either.
From what we can understand, the midfield player is miffed at still having to wait for his new contract offer from the club, which he has apparently been doing for the last six months, the poor guy, and as a result Toure is now able to take advantage of FIFA regulations that state that any player who has reached the third year of his contract, but who has still not been offered a new deal by his employers, is then entitled to buy his way out of the remaining year in his contract.
All of which means that the player will now have the choice of a whole host of big-name European clubs with which to choose from, either at the end of this season, or next year, with the likes of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea all reportedly queuing up to land the powerful midfielder.
However, if Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is serious about restructuring his ageing squad in west London for a renewed tilt at both the Premier League title and the Champions League again next year, then he should move quickly to try and seal a deal for Toure.
And that means soon, with a figure of only £22m being suggested to get the player when the transfer window reopens, which would be a bargain.