Yaya Toure still waiting for Man City contract amid ´very interesting´ offers


"There are clubs who have already qualified for next season's Champions League, but for Yaya, Manchester City is a very special club".

The midfielder was nearly certain to leave the Manchester club after he was frozen out of the first-team squad by Guardiola in the beginning of the campaign.

"After next Sunday, we will start talking with individuals", the Spaniard said.

Zabaleta joined City from Espanyol for £6.45 million (RM35.9 million) on August 31, 2008, a day before the Abu Dhabi United Group, led by billionaire Sheikh Mansour, completed a takeover that transformed the club's fortunes.

Despite Man City's win over Leicester, Shaka Hislop feels Pep Guardiola must do a better job at managing games.

"He helped us with his team-mates, with the club, to make a step forward, to try to qualify for the Champions League, to win the Premier League, to be in Europe three or four times in a row when it was never in Europe for 30 years. He's in the six-yard box and he is interfering because I can't see ball".

"I thought: 'If they call us the noisy neighbours, then let's make more noise in the city".

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"It was unbelievable, very attractive, unforgettable and a big mark in the Club's history after a long period of waiting", Silva said.

But with the rapidly ageing squad unable to provide silverware for Guardiola in his first season, a significant war chest will be available in the summer allowing the former Barcelona man to clear out any unwanted talent. "Sure. At the clubs I worked at before, I am not here, but here we have a second chance".

Schmeichel placed no blame on Mahrez but lamented the lack of consistency from referees and the inability for players to make their voices heard in the debate around rules.

"Now what I want are more trophies for the club".

This season the Argentine hasn't been quite so heavily involved - he has made just 19 appearances in the Premier League - but he will be determined to conclude his City career in positive fashion, with Guardiola's side attempting to secure a top-four finish. "If you needed to go to war in the big games, you knew you had Zabba with you".

"Gabriel is a guy who understands perfectly - he's a young player, 19-years-old - still has a lot, a lot of things to improve".