The Ivorian Football Association have released a statement on the passing of Ibrahim Toure, brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter shared his sympathy on Twitter following the death of Yaya and Kolo Toure's brother, Ibrahim:
Manchester City FC have released a statement following the death of Yaya Toure's brother Ibrahim:
Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC have tweeted their sympathies to their players Yaya and Kolo Toure over the death of their brother Ibrahim.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has tweeted his condolence to the family of Yaya and Koule Toure, after their brother, Ibrahim, died.
The Ivory Coast Football Association released a statement saying the 28-year-old had died in Manchester. It's being reported Ibrahim Toure had been battling cancer, and was being treated in the North West.
Yaya Toure's Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany said he was "saddened" by the news of Ibrahim Toure's death.
Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure, passed away following a battle with cancer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The paper reports that Toure, 28, was being treated at the Christie in Manchester that describes itself as "one of Europe's leading cancer centres".
The Ivory Coast's Football Association has confirmed that Toure, who played for Lebanese side Al-Safa, had passed away on Thursday.
Yaya Toure has caused confusion over his future at Manchester City, by first dismissing reports he might leave the club, but then endorsing the comments made by his agent.
Earlier, Toure brushed off claims he might leave the Etihad because the club "didn't care" about him.
The midfielder made a joke about the club not acknowledging his birthday, and said to fans: "judge my commitment... by my performances".
Toure then, however, tweeted support for the statements his agent made, including there being a "big possibility" he could leave the club.