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From France: Yaya Touré still searching for a new club after Manchester City exit

After leaving Manchester City this summer, Yaya Touré is still without a club as the new season draws ever closer.

The Ivorian, one of Manchester City’s most important players of the Sheikh Mansour era, left the club when his contract expired and was given a send-off to remember by fans at the Etihad Stadium.

Touré’s exit was soured by an explosive multi-part interview he gave to France Football in which he practically accused City boss Pep Guardiola – who gave him a one-year contract extension last summer – of being racist and having issues with African players.

Touré has been linked with clubs such as Marseille, West Ham, Everton and Crystal Palace since becoming a free agent, but according to French outlet Foot Mercato, approaches from the Premier League trio have led to nothing because of the player’s salary demands. He is looking for at least £100,000-a-week despite his agent Dimitri Seluk claiming the 35-year-old would join a top six club for £1-a-week.

Since then, there has been a rumour that Touré could join up with French coach Remi Garde at the Montreal Impact in MLS, but like with the other linked clubs, talk of that has fizzled out.

So with a new season of club football approaching across the continent, Yaya Touré finds himself still searching for a club. Where will the former Manchester City talisman wind up?

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