Yaya Toure set for Manchester City switch

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Barcelona have confirmed that both French striker Thierry Henry and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure are set to leave the club in the near future.

Thirty-two-year-old Henry has struggled to make his mark since his arrival from Arsenal in the summer of 2007, scoring 43 goals in 107 appearances in La Liga and Europe.

He is expected to move to the United States to become the latest big name to try his luck in Major League Soccer.

Meanwhile, Toure is poised to finally complete his big-money move to Manchester City, where he will join brother Kolo.

A statement on Barcelona's official website read: “Barcelona’s director general Joan Oliver has said that the club has agreed the exits of Yaya Toure and Thierry Henry, but that at the moment the final moves are in their hands.

“In case of Toure, Oliver has recognised an understanding between the club interested in the midfielder, Manchester City, and Barca, but the transfer cannot be made official yet.”