The agent of Yaya Toure has claimed that the former Manchester City midfielder has had a medical in London ahead of a move.
The Ivorian ended his eight-year stint at City in the summer when his deal expired, and he had been heavily linked with a switch to West Ham.
However, his representative Dimitry Seluk has confirmed that his client will not be joining the Hammers, or their London neighbours Crystal Palace.
Seluk posted on Twitter: “Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”
🔥🔥🔥 Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) August 28, 2018
It's not West Ham, 100%.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) August 28, 2018
Yaya is a champion. The last place is not for him 😃 https://t.co/eDGeI0EvFf
In May, Seluk confirmed that Toure would be departing the Etihad Stadium, and made the bold claim that his client wished to stay in England and that he would pay back half of his wages to any new club if they weren’t happy.It's not Crystal Palace, 100%.— Dimitry Seluk (@dmitriseluk) August 28, 2018
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Can Yaya go there? 😂😂😂 https://t.co/eDGeI0EvFf
“Yaya is fit and desperate to prove he’s still the best central midfielder in the Premier League,” he said.
“Ivory Coast will not be in Russia for the World Cup and next season he will be fit, rested and stronger than ever.
“He’s happy to accept a one-year deal to stay in England. And if his club are not satisfied with his performances, he will pay back half his wages, or the club can cancel his contract immediately, with no compensation.”
SkyBet make Arsenal the favourites to land the 35-year-old.