Manchester City star Yaya Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, has refused to apologise to Pep Guardiola – even after the player had done so.
The coach has been refusing to pick the midfielder until the player’s representative said sorry for repeatedly criticising him in the press.
This led to Toure himself apologising to the Catalan for the situation – a message that doesn’t seem to have got through to Seluk.
‘I’m not apologising. We want peace, but I’m not apologising. Apologise for what?’ Seluk told talkSPORT.
‘I think Yaya don’t mean this. He wants peace between him Guardiola.’
He added: ‘A lot of supporters want to see Yaya on the field and Yaya wants to help Manchester City get good results.
‘A player like Yaya, one of the top players in the world who has a very big salary, normally does not stay out of the team. He must play.
‘We want to make peace between Guardiola, Yaya and me for the supporters, the team and for the results.
‘For Manchester City, the fans and for football, it is important Yaya plays because he is a top player.
‘We will see about the future, but most important we make steps to each other. Guardiola must now do the next step, because we make a step from our side to make peace.
‘Yaya has won two titles and this team is in his heart. He is a legend in the history of this club.
‘Now we say nothing. We’ve made our steps now and we will see what Guardiola will do.’