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Barcelona's Toure closely linked with Man City

Barcelona's Yaya Toure could be on his way to join older brother Kolo at Manchester City.

The 26-year old defensive midfielder is currently out of favour at the Nou Camp and it is believed the Catalan giants are prepared to release him in January.

Reports suggest that City boss Mark Hughes is first in line for his services after monitoring him for about a year and the fact Yaya's brother, Kolo, is the captain at Eastlands makes a potential deal seem very realistic.

Hughes and his City assistant Mark Bowen made the trip to Spain to watch Barcelona play Osasuna on the weekend indicating they are keen to tie up Toure but they were also there to watch right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

Andrew Slevison
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