Yaya Toure's brother Ibrahim dies aged 28 in Manchester

The Ivorian Football Federation has announced the death of Ibrahim Toure, the brother of Kolo and Yaya Toure at the age of 28.

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Toure claims City didn't allow him to see dying brother

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed the club didn't allow him to spend time with his dying brother Ibrahim Toure before he travelled to Abu Dhabi on a post season trip.

Ibrahim Toure died in Manchester last week at the age of 28 after battling with cancer.

Yaya Toure has claimed he wasn't allowed to be with his dying brother. Credit: PA Wire

Speaking to France Football, Toure was quoted as saying: "City did not want to give me a few days.

"I went to celebrate in the wake of the league title in Abu Dhabi, while my brother was dying in his bed.

"In retrospect, I regret not having insisted. For not making them respect me.

"However, my employers knew that I was suffering for a few months seeing my brother's health decline."

City have declined to comment, although it is understood the club have always granted compassionate leave requests in the past.

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