“There is no talk of a transfer. Yaya will stay and fight”
Now he is happy to stay despite being frozen out – and is aware that no European club will match his £225,000-a-week wages.
Seluk said: “Yaya has not been included against Sunderland or Bucharest but that’s okay. He is fit to play right now.
“This is a very good process for Yaya. It will allow him (to prove) in training and in matches that he is still a wonderful player. But there is no talk of a transfer. Yaya will stay and fight.
“Guardiola has to learn all about the players he has available. The performance against Sunderland was far from perfect.
“Pep is the best manager in the world and I just hope he gives Yaya the chance to prove he is still good enough for City,”
Guardiola, who has bought in £21m Ilkay Gundogan as Toure’s replacement, explained his decision to axe Toure by suggesting he has not got the intensity he demands from his players.