Olympiacos manager tight-lipped over move for former Man City star Yaya Toure

Olympiacos manager Pedro Martins is giving nothing away amid speculation that free agent Yaya Toure may be returning to the club.

Sport360 staff 2018/08/29

Olympiacos manager Pedro Martins has refused to comment on speculation linking Yaya Toure with a return to the club.

Ivorian midfielder Toure, a free agent after leaving Manchester City at the end of the last season, is reportedly close to rejoining the Greek side.

The 35-year-old played for Olympiacos for one season in 2005-06 before moving on to Monaco, Barcelona and Premier League champions City.

Toure’s agent, Dimitry Seluk, has fuelled rumours about his client’s future with a series of cryptic tweets, including one which states the player has “passed a medical in London” and is “close to signing a new contract”.

Martins, whose side face Burnley in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday, remained tight-lipped about the situation at his pre-match press conference.

“I have to remain concentrated on the group of players I have and not refer to players that do not belong to our group yet,” said the Portuguese.

Olympiacos head to a Turf Moor with a 3-1 aggregate lead following last week’s first leg in Piraeus.

Despite the healthy advantage, Martins refused to admit his team were favourites to reach the group stage of the competition.

“No, I do not accept this title because everyone knows how good Burnley can be in their stadium,” he said.

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