Barcelona President Joan Laporta Admits There Is Interest In Yaya Toure

Barca willing to listen to offers...
Following increased speculation linking Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure with a move away from the club, president Joan Laporta has confirmed there is interest in the Ivorian and that the Blaugrana may let him leave.

"We intend to keep the current squad for next season, reinforced with the addition of [David] Villa which has already occurred and another player," Laporta told Sport.

However, when asked about Toure, he confirmed the player’s agent had informed him that the Ivorian is open to the possibility of moving on and that Barca may allow him to leave him out of courtesy.

"[We would like Toure to] continue at the club for many years, because there are few players in the world like him," he said, before adding that Barca would listen to bids "for the appreciation we have for him.”

Toure has been linked with a move to Manchester City, which would see him team up with older brother Kolo.

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