Yaya Toure has thrown his Manchester City future in doubt after revealing he is desperate to join Paris Saint Germain and would be 'honoured' to pay for the French champions.
Just weeks after celebrating a Premier League triumph aided by the Ivorian's 24 goals from midfield, City are faced with the possibility of losing one of their most influential players following suggestions Toure has grown unhappy with life at the Etihad Stadium.
Given his current wage of £11m a year, free spending Paris Saint Germain would appear to be one of the only clubs capable of striking a deal for the disillusioned midfielder and Toure admits it would be difficult to turn down an approach from the French capital.
"Look at the objectives that PSG has, how could one not be interested by that?" Toure told France Football. "PSG has become one of the strongholds in Europe. It would be an honour to be part of that one day.
It is also suggested that any move on PSG's behalf could be dependent on Marco Verratti. The Italian international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks following another exemplary campaign in the French top flight and France Football suggest Laurent Blanc's side will immediately look to Toure to replace the 21-year-old.
Toure would appear ready to leave City after his agent recently claimed his client was not impressed with the club's attitude towards him, bizarrely sparked by an incident where the club forgot his birthday.
"There's a big possibility Yaya will leave this summer. Yaya is very upset," Toure's agent Dimitry Seluk told the Sun last week.
"It's not possible to buy relationships with money. And if they cannot shake the hand of Yaya, bye, bye, no problem.
"What happened at his birthday meant the club don't care about him. It was proof."