Barcelona's Toure happy with Man City, Arsenal interest

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure admits he's happy with the interest of Manchester City and Arsenal.

Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure admits he's happy with the interest of Manchester City and Arsenal.

"I play for Barcelona now and I don't think about these things. But I have a manager who works for me and thinks about all these things because for me the most important thing is the football," Toure said after helping Barca beat Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey last night.

"When a big club call you it's very good for me because I'm an African player and when a big team like Arsenal and Manchester (City) call me I'm very happy because all African players want to go to a big club.

"But right now I play for Barcelona and I want to make everything work and then after I will see."

When asked about the prospect of joining Arsenal, Toure said: "If I went there I would go and play with my brother and I've thought about this for a long time.

"But the important thing is I want to play. I want to tell you that I play football. My friend (manager) sorts these things out for me. I'm more concentrated on the football.

"Two or three years ago I went to Arsenal, but I didn't sign. Arsenal are a great team and that time when I went there they had Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, great players... I think now I'm playing at a big club with Barcelona, who are one of the best clubs in the world."

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