Friday, 10 October 2008

Arsenal & Juve On Alert As Barca Stars Agent Drops January Exit Hint

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure could leave the Nou Camp if his playing time at Barca continues to be limited under coach Pep Guardiola, according to his agent Dimitri Seluk.

The Ivory Coast International had been a summer target of Premier League side Arsenal, where his brother Kolo is a player, but opted to stay with the Catalan club. With another move for the combative midfielder expected from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in January as the Frenchman looks to add some steel to the midfield at the Emirates.

25-year-old Toure joined the La Liga giants in 2007 from French side AS Monaco and is also sought after by Serie A club Juventus, with Selik revealing the interest from La Vecchia Signora along with an unnamed English team, believed to be Arsenal.

“Yaya would like to stay, he likes Barcelona, but at 25 years of age he cannot sit on the bench watching the others,” his agent Dimitri Seluk told Ona Radio.

“Those who seek him must talk with Barca. Juventus, for example, I understand they're interested, along with another Italian club and an English one.”

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