Pep Guardiola was SNUBBED for Old Trafford job before joining Man City

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During his spell in Manchester, Toure has won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups and one Community Shield.

With just 10 days to go until the end of the season, there is still scope for some major changes in the table - with only nine points separating 10th-placed Newcastle and 18th-placed Southampton.

Touré wants to continue playing and his preference is to remain in England.

The box-to-box midfielder has failed to start a single Premier League game for City this season as his side clinched the title in emphatic fashion. We can not forget the period from Roberto Mancini, and especially Manuel Pellegrini.

Guardiola said Belgium global captain Vincent Kompany and England defender John Stones were fit and ready for Sunday's league game against Huddersfield Town after earlier injury problems.

Toure hasn't played much of a role this season, though that shouldn't understate his contributions since joining Manchester City in 2010.

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"I stay for sure one more year", Guardiola said.

"We will be focused on winning the game against Brighton for Yaya, and we are going to try to do it for him".

On that occasion Mbappe chose Paris but with the French champions struggling to abide by the Financial Fair Play rules it looks increasingly likely that they will have to offload either Mbappe or Neymar over the summer.

But the goal of winning the Champions League proved beyond City this season, although Guardiola insisted he felt no frustration this week when their quarter-final conquerors, Liverpool, reached the final. "Yaya Toure came here when this idea for the club started, and what we are in this moment is thanks to what this guy has done", said Guardiola.

Toure, who has made just nine appearances this season, is wary of disrupting his young family with a move overseas and is settled in England, although he will be reluctant to take a major cut in his current £140,000-a-week salary.

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