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Yaya Toure rules out Premier League move

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure has dismissed notions of a possible move to England by declaring that there is no bigger club than the reigning European champions.

Toure is sporadically linked with a transfer to one of the Premier League's richest sides and both Arsenal and Manchester City, where his brother Kolo plays, have been mentioned as likely destinations in recent months.

Toure has carved out a reputation as a defensive midfielder of some repute since joining Barca in 2007 but he has started only five games in the Primera Liga this season with Seydou Keita and Sergi Busquets providing strong competition for a first-team place.

The player's agent, Dimitri Seluk, has warned Barcelona that they must play Toure or risk losing him, but the man who will represent Ivory Coast at the World Cup finals insists he is not entertaining thoughts of leaving Camp Nou.

"I am happy at Barcelona and I don't think there is a club in the world that is bigger than this one," Toure said. "For me, the only priority is that the team keeps on winning."

After coming through the famed ASEC Abidjan academy in his native Ivory Coast, Toure enjoyed spells with Beveren, Metalurg Donetsk, Olympiakos and Monaco before moving to Barca.


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