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Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has taken another swipe at Pep Guardiola by calling on the Manchester City hierarchy to rebuke their manager over his treatment of the Ivorian.
Guardiola left Toure out of City's Champions League squad and is refusing consider picking the 33-year-old again unless Seluk apologises for a series of derogatory public comments.
They must say to Guardiola, ‘Yaya is our family’. How is it possible to speak like this? It is not correct to do that. It is not correct to give up on a top-class player. But this is his decision - he is a good coach but his personality is s***.
If Yaya is on the field or not, everyone will ask: ‘What is this decision from Guardiola?’
Normally a person cannot make a decision like this. And it is England, not North Korea or Afghanistan — so people will discuss whether it is right and they will have their opinions.
OK, Guardiola has won matches this season, so everyone must only see his fantastic football.
But his personality is far from great. I repeat the message from everywhere that he has been from Barcelona to Bayern Munich. Many people don’t like him.
Many people don’t understand how it is possible to do what he has done with players.
Yaya Toure's agent has claimed talks are being held with Inter Milan over a summer move.
Speculation about the Manchester City midfielder's future has been an ongoing theme and it appears he could reunite with former City boss Roberto Mancini at San Siro.
Toure, who has a year to run on his contract, was allowed to leave Barcelona by incoming City manager Pep Guardiola in 2010 and agent Dimitri Seluk claims the club are keen to sell the Ivory Coast international.
Seluk told calciomercato.it: "It's true, we're talking with Mancini.
"We're looking for a solution with Manchester City, who want to sell Yaya Toure only up front, not on loan.
"I can't say if there are other teams interested. He has a contract, but nothing special. Inter? It's a good club."
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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure missed out on a fifth successive African player of the year award as his reign was ended by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Confederation of African Football announced Ivory Coast international Toure was edged out by Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Aubameyang, who polled 143 voting points to Toure's 136 among national coaches.
Aubameyang scored 41 goals and claimed 11 assists for his club and country during 2015, including a haul of 18 strikes in 17 Bundesliga games so far this season.
The 26-year-old winner wrote on Instagram: "Thanks to my Father and Mother thanks to my son and his Mom thanks to my family to my friends to my teammates @bvb09 and from Gabon national team thanks to my fans and thanks God and everybody."
Toure, who won the African Nations Cup with his country last February, was sorry to miss out on extending his streak of personal accolades at the ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday night.
He said: "I'm quite disappointed, but I don't want to complain too much. I just want to give credit to Aubameyang - you've been doing brilliantly well this year."
Swansea and Ghana forward Andre Ayew finished third in the poll with 112 points.
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