According to FourFourTwo Magazine, Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London and is “close to signing a new contract”, the player’s agent has claimed.  Toure, 35, has been a free agent since leaving Manchester City at the end of last season. The Ivory Coast star was linked with a move to West Ham to reunite with former City manager Manuel Pellegrini, but the Hammers boss dismissed those rumours two weeks ago.

It appears Toure is poised to complete his next move, though, with agent Dimitry Seluk stating a deal was close on Tuesday. His agent in a tweet stated ‘”Toure has passed a medical in London,” he tweeted. “Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”