The Sun says Toure has told City he will buy out his contract and leave this summer unless they hand him a new deal by Saturday.
Ferguson is a big fan of the Ivorian and the prospect of luring him across town to Old Trafford will be attractive.
There is talk of a miffed Toure buying out his contract, so making it easier for Fergie to land the potential free transfer.
Meanwhile, a top Madrid source confirmed: “Jose loves Yaya and has wanted to sign him for years.”
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