The Daily Mail strikes fear into Manchester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern as their club could cash in on their midfield maestro after having a poor start to the season.
The Citizens are currently considering the future of Yaya Toure as they draw up plans to either replace him with Paul Pogba or his fellow Ivory Coast team-mate Cheick Tiote.
It is believed that the agitated midfielder could now push for a move away to Manchester City to get away from the English media with Paris Saint-Germain being his most likely escape route.
Punters in the tavern have slated his lacklustre start to the season and many believe it would be worthwhile for the club if they plan to cash in on the 31-year-old.
It is reported that a factor which has led to his poor performances is that the midfielder has his heart set on a new big pay day which would certainly happen if he made the switch to PSG.
If he was to be sold, Manuel Pellegrini would certainly be left exposed in midfield as they will also lose Frank Lampard in January with the former Chelsea man returning to New York City FC.
And the Chilean manager supposedly has his eyes set on replacements in the shape of Juventus’ midfielder Paul Pogba and also Cheick Tiote.
It is well known that all of Europe’s elite clubs are chasing Pogba but a move away from the Italian giants is becoming more unlikely because the club are set to offer him a new bumper deal.
But City’s other target Tiote will not be so easy to snap up either with Arsenal also interested in Newcastle United’s hard man who is valued at £15 million by the Magpies.
But it is believed that the Ivorian wants to escape the madness at St. James’ Park and City are hoping that being the champions will be the difference when trying to lure him from the Etihad Stadium.
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