Chelsea, Man Utd battling Real Madrid for Yaya Toure

Chelsea and Real Madrid are already moving for Manchester City contract rebel Yaya Toure.
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Chelsea and Real Madrid are already moving for Manchester City contract rebel Yaya Toure.

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.

Chelsea will hand him that in a signing-on fee if it means they do not have to pay a transfer fee for a player who cost City £25m from Barcelona three years ago.

But they face stiff competition from Real Madrid, whose boss Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of Toure.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has also been alerted to Toure's availability as he seeks a midfield replacement for Paul Scholes.

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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