Manchester City have begun talks with Yaya Toure’s agent aimed at securing the midfielder a new contract.
Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk says the talks are progressing well and could be concluded in a matter of days, and both parties are hopeful a deal can be agreed quickly.
We are talking,” Seluk said. “We will see what happens but City is a club that is in Yaya’s heart.”
The 34-year-old’s City contract runs out in June and several clubs – in the Premier League and abroad – are also prepared to offer him a lucrative deal.
Toure was not in Pep Guardiola’s plans at the start of the season but he reclaimed his place in the starting XI after being recalled for the 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on 19 November – a game in which he scored both City’s goals.
City signed Toure from Barcelona for £24m in July 2010.
Guardiola has already been busy in the transfer market, having signed midfielder Bernardo Silva from Monaco for £43m on Saturday, while the club are also understood to be in talks with Benfica goalkeeper Ederson.