Manchester City star Yaya Toure's agent has confirmed Manchester United and Arsenal have expressed their interest in signing the midfielder. He has one year left on his contract and is unlikely to be handed a new deal.

The 33-year-old made a switch to the Etihad from Barcelona and Pep Guardiola, who was the then manager at the Catalan club sanctioned his transfer. The Spaniard took charge at City earlier this summer and Toure has fallen down the pecking order this season.

Guardiola has preferred Fernandinho and Fernando ahead of the Ivory Coast international. In addition to this, they have signed Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund earlier this summer and the German midfielder is recovering from his injury.

Toure is surplus to requirements at City and his agent Dimitri Seluk has told Sky Sports that both Jose Mourinho's side and the north London club are looking at the option of landing the former Barcelona man. However, the player's representative has ruled out a move, saying it would be "impossible" for his client to join either United or Arsenal.

Seluk went on to suggest that Toure will sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign outfit. He remains confident that several clubs from China, the Major League Soccer, England and other top leagues in Europe will be interested in securing City star's signature.

Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure has one year left on his contract at Manchester City Getty

"Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad. He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe," Toure's agent explained.

"He is in very good shape, very good condition, I think he lost seven kilograms. Maybe that's not good enough for Guardiola, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic wasn't good enough for him (at Barcelona)."