Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is humiliating Yaya Toure to exact revenge, claims Dimitri Seluk

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Yaya Toure’s agent has accused Pep Guardiola of snubbing his attempts to end the midfielder’s Manchester City limbo.

The City boss has vowed not to select Toure until his adviser, Dimitri Seluk, apologises for an interview he gave Sunday Mirror Sport after the Ivory Coast international was left out of the Blues’ Champions League squad in September.

Seluk insists that he has attempted to contact Guardiola on several occasions – only to be blanked.

And he believes that the Catalan has now made it his mission to humiliate a player who should be remembered as a legend at the Etihad.

Seluk says he tried to arrange a meeting with Guardiola ahead of City’s game in Barcelona two weeks ago – and was met with a wall of silence.

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And he claims it wasn’t the first time that the City boss – and director of football Txiki Begiristain – have ignored his pleas to broker a compromise.

Seluk, who is based in Barcelona, said: “When Yaya was left out of the Champions League squad, I called Pep. I wanted to ask him his reasons, but he didn’t call me back.

“I also tried to call Txiki – but he didn’t call me back either. So I don’t think the club can criticise me for doing an interview in the newspaper when they wouldn’t even talk to me.

“Pep talks about respect. But to get respect you have to show it.

“Before City played at the Nou Camp, I called Pep again. I wanted to ask him if we could meet for talks while he was in Barcelona.

“I also called Txiki. But nothing came back. I sent them texts also, but again there was nothing back.

“I have the phone records to prove this.”

Seluk added: “I was not making contact to apologise – but neither Pep or Txiki knew this.

“Why should I apologise when I am guilty of nothing but telling the truth?

“My idea was to talk man-to-man, to find out how we can move things forward for the best interests of Manchester City and Yaya.

“All I got was silence. So it must be clear to everyone that Pep isn’t looking for an apology.

“It is about him turning Sheikh Mansour and the City fans against a player who loves the club.

“Pep is allowing his ego to make decisions that aren’t in the best interests of Manchester City.”

 

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