By Amir Mir
Arsenal have shown interest in Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, according to the player’s agent Dimitri Seluk.
Seluk told Sky Sports that his 33-year-old client has received interest from Arsenal as well as Premier League rivals Manchester United, but stated that a move to either team would be “impossible”.
Toure is in the final year of his City contract but he has made only one appearance for manager Pep Guardiola this season, and has been left out of his 21-man Champions League squad.
His agent has revealed his client can sign a pre-contract agreement in January, with overseas clubs.
“Yaya in January can sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs abroad,” Seluk told Sky Sports.
“He will have many offers from clubs. China and America of course they want him but we will have a lot of offers from England and Europe.”
The two-time Premier League winner has made 269 appearances for City scoring 72 goals and providing 45 assists since making his £25 million move from Barcelona in 2010.
Arsenal signed Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka during the summer transfer window for a fee of £35 million.
Arsene Wenger allowed England midfielder Jack Wilshere to go out on a season-long loan to Bournemouth on deadline day.
Despite that the Frenchman still has six senior midfielders in his squad, with Mesut Ozil, Santi Carzola, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny and Xhaka all vying for a first-team spot.
In other Arsenal transfer news, the club’s summer signing snubbed Everton for Champions League football.