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Barca Want City To Aid Cesc Bid

Manchester City are reportedly about to complete the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure from Spanish giants Barcelona.

After competition for places increased at the Camp Nou last season, primarily thanks to the outstanding form of Sergio Busquets, Toure has been looking for a move away from the Catalan capital and last week his agent confirmed that the 27-year-old had agreed a move to a Premiership club.

It now seems that Yaya Toure will join his brother Kolo at Eastlands.

However, negotiations over the transfer fee are still ongoing with City bidding just short of Barcelona’s valuation which is rumoured to be around £30m.

Toure, who is currently in South Africa, joined Barcelona from Monaco for £7.5m in 2007 and his agent claims the asking price is vastly inflated:

“It seems to me too much money. His club have shown they want him to leave, it’s not normal that they’re asking for this amount.”

But with City in the fray, Barcelona could well get the significant cash supplement needed to finance a successful move for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas.

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