Yaya Toure has once again underlined his commitment to Manchester City, insisting he wants to remain at the club for "as long as possible".
Toure’s future at City looked uncertain after his agent Dimitry Seluk suggested the 31-year-old felt he had been treated disrespectfully by the club.
A poor World Cup with the Ivory Coast and the death of his younger brother Ibrahim to cancer saw further doubt cast on Toure’s City future, but the former Barcelona midfielder insists he is going nowhere.
"It was not a case of leaving the club. It was difficult because my situation was quite difficult," he told the club’s official website.
"For me I was always quiet and my decision, if you want to say it like that, is that I will stay at Manchester City for as long as possible."