Despite months of speculation about his immediate future at the Etihad Stadium, The Guardian reports that Yaya Toure has nothing against incoming manager Pep Guardiola and the Ivorian is willing to work with him next season.

Toure was expected to leave Manchester City this summer after it was announced that Guardiola would succeed Manuel Pellegrini as the Sky Blues’ manager in June.

Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport

Multiple publications reported that the 32-year-old held a grudge over the fact that current Bayern Munich boss Guardiola sold him during their brief working relationship at Barcelona in 2010 – a move that saw him join the Citizens.

The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson also writes that, if he were to leave City, Toure would want to remain in England because of his desire to play Premier League football for the remainder of his playing career.

This has led to worry amongst City fans, who do not want to see the fans favourite playing against them next season.

David Ramos/Getty Images Sport

Since the announcement that Guardiola would replace Pellegrini at the end of the season, central midfielders such as Juventus anchor Paul Pogba and Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets have been linked with moves to the Sportscity campus.