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After his agent claimed that he wants "new challenges", the Manchester City midfielder denies contact from the Spanish champions but says that "we have to see what happens"

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has denied that he has been approached by Real Madrid but added that “we have to wait and see what happens” over their reported interest.

Though the Ivorian has publicly stated that he is happy at the Etihad Stadium, his agent has claimed that his client wants “new challenges” after City wrapped up the Premier League title and the player himself has mentioned a desire to one day return to former side Barcelona.

When asked about interest from Madrid by Catalan radio station RAC1, Toure stated: “I cannot say anything about that.

“We have to wait and see what happens. [Coach Jose] Mourinho has not called me.

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“I have hunger to continue and be better,” he added of the aftermath of City’s triumph in beating rivals Manchester United on goal difference.

Toure was in Catalunya to visit his friend and former Barca colleague, Eric Abidal, who is recovering from a liver transplant which he underwent in April.

“He is very well and in a good spirit,” he revealed.

The left-back will miss France’s Euro 2012 campaign as he continues his recovery.

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