Yaya Toure left out of Man City’s Champions League squad

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Yaya Toure remains a Manchester City player and seems destined to remain as such for the duration of his current contract, which expires at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

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With that said, everyday it seems more and more likely that Toure has played his final game for the club, as there is no place for the Ivorian midfielder in Pep Guardiola‘s plans. Having made zero appearances through Man City’s first three games of the PL campaign, Toure has now been left off the official roster of registered players for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

It seems unlikely Toure will seek a transfer away from the club prior to the expiration of his contract — why should he, given his astronomical weekly wages? — and simply move on to the next chapter of his career as a free agent in 10 months’ time.

City’s full Champions League squad, by the way, is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Claudio Bravo, Willy Caballero

Defenders: Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Gael Clichy, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi

Midfielders: Fernando, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Jesus Navas, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Leroy Sane, David Silva, Fernandinho

Forwards: Nolito, Sergio Aguero, Kelechi Iheanacho