Yaya Toure Set for Olympiakos Move

West Ham were most strongly linked with Toure with Manuel Pellegrini previously coaching the 35-year-old at City

New West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that he snubbed Manchester City legend Yaya Toure because he has enough players playing his position at the club.

Dimitry expressly ruled out Toure joining West Ham or Crystal Palace.

However, his agent Dimtri Seluk set the rumour mill into overdrive after confirming his client "completed a medical in London".

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He made a total of 316 appearances in all competitions for the Citizens, scoring 79 goals and winning a total of six trophies. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.

'Yaya is a champion.

However, Burnley did face Olympiakos last week in the first leg of their Europa League playoff tie with the second leg taking place tonight.

'I spoke with Yaya. When I was at Manchester City he received also another offer from China, from other countries, but he always told me he wanted to stay here in England. We needed other players so I explained to Yaya clearly why he could not come here but I hope he can find a big club.

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'In the moment that we were doing our squad list, that position was covered by other players.

Also, Seluk said that West Ham was not the club for Touré, as the Hammers are now bottom of the league with no points in three matches.

That left Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham in the mix, while football humour dictated that many fans were quick to point out lower league clubs such as Leyton Orient and Dagenham & Redbridge were not totally out of the running.

Toure has played for Barcelona in the years that the Cartalan club swept domestic, continental and global trophies.

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