Yaya Toure: I want to stay and win Champions League for Man City fans.



Yaya Toure has ended doubt about his future and confirmed he will stay at Manchester City.

Toure, 32, has been a target for Inter Milan and a few weeks ago his agent, Dimitri Seluk, said the midfielder was "90 percent certain" to leave the former Premier League champions.

But after Seluk backtracked and said Toure would remain at the Etihad Stadium, the Ivory Coast international insisted he is going nowhere and vowed to help City get better.

"I will definitely stay," he told the Manchester Evening News. "The fans don't have to be worried. My target this year is to try to do everything possible to make this team improve well.

"I am sure with my experience, [and] maybe I hope, with the players coming in a couple of weeks, a couple of months, definitely it is going to be a strong City next year."

Toure has won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup as a City player but has now set his sights on the Champions League. He was a European champion with Barcelona in 2009 but City are yet to reach the last eight of the competition.

"It is one of my big targets because City have been in the shadow of [Manchester] United for so long. Sometimes their fans are coming back, saying we are the top because we have already won the Champions League," he added.

"What I want for the fans is the Champions League. I will do everything that's possible."

Toure's current deal, which he signed in 2013, expires in in two years' time, when he will be 34, but he hinted he might extend his stay in Manchester beyond then.

"Football is like that," he said. "You get a contract but, after, maybe you can continue doing something.

"For me, the target is to continue helping the club to the end. I think it is the first club where I have been where the fans have been singing my name for a long time. We have friends, people around you, fans always sing your name. Those things, money can't buy."

Source: ESPN FC


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