Yaya Toure not going to leave Manchester City according to father

Ivorian midfielder set to stay at Premier League champions

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Yaya Toure is unlikely to leave Manchester City this summer, according to his father.

The Ivorian midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from the Premier League champions, but it appears now that he will be staying in Manchester next season.

The midfielder's adviser, Dmitry Seluk, previously revealed that Toure was considering leaving because he felt under-appreciated at the club, citing a bizarre birthday cake related incident as proof.

Paris Saint Germain were thought to be leading the chase to sign the player with Man City frustrated that Toure was unwilling to commit his future to the club.

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However his father has denied that Toure is planning to quit the club.

"No, he won’t leave," Mory Toure said. "And it’s not even my wish that he leaves Manchester City. It’s said that the most wished for changes bring their sadness. And I reconfirm that he won’t leave.

"If Yaya wanted Manchester City to pay particular attention to the date of his birthday, it’s because he felt that it was the right moment for the club to show him their consideration for all the sacrifices made for City to be at this level.

"It’s a situation he didn’t appreciate. And as he’s a boy who doesn’t keep his frustrations to himself, he preferred to express himself. But I think it’s a situation which will be resolved."