Yaya Toure 'too important' for Man City to let go, will fulfil contract - agent

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City for the rest of his contract, according to his agent.

Dimitri Seluk, who had said that the midfielder was "90 percent certain to leave" the Etihad Stadium, now says the 32-year-old will remain at the club until 2017.

Seluk told Sky Sports News that City told him Toure was "too important to let go."

Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has made no secret of his wish to sign Toure with vice president Javier Zanetti saying last week that they were closing in on a deal for the Ivorian.

Sky Sports Italia reported later on Monday that Inter directors still consider the Ivory Coast international to be a firm target.

"It could be true that he'll continue at City. I hear from Inter representatives and they are pretty confident," former president Massimo Moratti said. "Roberto Mancini cares about this move a great deal, so I imagine they will get him."

Paris Saint-Germain had also been mooted as a possible destination for Toure, who had praised the French champions in an interview.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini said after Sunday's 2-0 win over Southampton that the only player who had waved farewell to the club then was Frank Lampard, who is joining New York City FC.

Toure is paid £250,000 a week at City, a sum far in excess of anything any Inter player earns and above the wage ceilings of above all bar a handful of clubs in world football.

The midfielder scored 12 goals this season but failed to replicate his form last year when he struck 24 times and finished as the runner-up in the Footballer of the Year poll.

He joined City in 2010 and has helped them win the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup, and signed a four-year contract extension in 2013.

Toure is currently with the City squad in North America on a postseason tour. Pellegrini's side will take on Toronto FC at BMO Field on May 27, before facing the Houston Dynamo 24 hours later.

The final leg of the tour sees City travel to New York on May 30 to attend their sister club New York City FC's MLS game against Houston.