Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is set for crunch talks with officials over his long-term future before the end of next week, according to the Metro. The Ivorian has been at the centre of quit-rumours this summer ever since his public falling out with the club back in May. Despite enjoying a phenomenal season with the Citizens in 2013-14, in which he scored 24 goals and helping his side to Premier League and League Cup glory, questions have swirled over where he'll be plying his trade beyond the current transfer window after he admitted to feeling disrespected when City did not recognise his birthday in May. Further signs of disharmony surfaced during the World Cup when, during international duty with the Ivory Coast, Toure made claims that City had refused to grant him compassionate leave to visit his dying brother before the finals in Brazil began. When added together, the midfielder's future at Etihad Stadium appears far from secure. French champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in the powerful Toure, and should City decide to part company with the 31-year-old, here we examine five potential replacements Manual Pellegrini can bring in for next season. Click 'Next' to get started.
Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.