Already the Chinese club have on their pay roll the 7 highest paid player in the world, Asamoah Gyan and had previously been linked to Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
Toure having signed for a club owned by the rich Mansours’ City side in 2010, the Sun on Sunday reports that the Ivorian midfielder is once more set to sign for “megabucks Shanghai SIPG”.
The Chinese club is reportedly willing to pay Toure twice as much as the Black Stars captain, Gyan is earning, £24m a year “AFTER TAX” wages, claims the sun. Asamoah Gyan who moved from Al Ain in the UAE is earning £11.8m annually.
Manchester City are pretty much aware, what the Chinese club can do when it comes to snatching the hen that lays the golden eggs considering how Gyan was lured and have therefore lined up a Toure replacement with a Uruguayan youngster called Gaston Pereiro, says the Manchester Evening News.
The 20-year-old midfielder who was PSV Eindhoven’s replacement for Memphis in the summer, has already scored more goals than Memphis has bagged for Man Utd which has made him one worth considering.