Yaya Toure staying at City, says father
Yaya Toure's father has declared that his son will stay at Manchester City, despite claims from the player's agent that he wants to leave the club.
City were left bemused by complaints from Toure's agent Dimitry Seluk that they did not do enough to celebrate the midfielder's birthday.
The Premier League champions, however, are adamant that the 31-year-old is not for sale, while they have always been confident he will remain at the Etihad Stadium.
Mory Toure said the Ivory Coast international is currently unhappy but believes the former Barcelona player, who had stated he would reveal more about his future after the World Cup, will end up staying put.
He told Goal.com: "No, he won't leave. And it's not even my wish that he leaves Manchester City. It's said that the most wished for changes bring their sadness. And I reconfirm that he won't leave.
"If Yaya wanted Manchester City to pay particular attention to the date of his birthday, it's because he felt that it was the right moment for the club to show him their consideration for all the sacrifices made for City to be at this level.
"It's a situation he didn't appreciate. And as he's a boy who doesn't keep his frustrations to himself, he preferred to express himself. But I think it's a situation which will be resolved."
Toure scored a career-best 24 goals in all competitions last season and is under contract with City until 2017 after signing an extension in 2013.