English Premiership

Yaya Toure denies transfer exit rumours

2017-01-04 10:20
Yaya Toure (Getty Images)

Manchester - Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has insisted that he has no plans to leave the club and feels they still have a chance of winning the Premier League title this season. 

Toure is in the last six months of his contract and with the January transfer window open, he has been linked with a move to China. 

However, the 33-year-old made it clear that he wants to stay at the Etihad Stadium and try to help guide his side to Premier League glory. But, this will be a lot easier said than done, especially as City seven points behind league leaders Chelsea, who also have a game in hand. 

"No, I won't do that. My focus is on City, the future is there because for now the league is not finished,” he said. "Me and the guys are always focused. That's the main point. I'm a footballer, I belong to the field. Chelsea are in a good way but we are going to fight until the end, make it difficult.

"At the moment, we are not in our best form but we have to be able to deliver. City have always been a team who fight to the end to win a trophy and at the moment we are not happy with the position in the league. We have to fight.

"We are starting the second-half of the season and I think we will have to be almost perfect.

"We'll have to win all the games when we play the top four. The lads, the fans, the manager, we are all understanding that and we will try to do our best to get there."

In the 10 appearances he has made in all competitions this season, Toure has found the back of the net on three occasions.

City's next league encounter sees them travel to Goodison Park to take on an in-form Everton side on January 14.

Kick off is at 15:30.

 

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