Manchester City are relaxed about the claim of Yaya Touré's agent that, if no agreement is reached over terms for a new contract by the weekend, he will start negotiations with other clubs.
Touré's current deal, for which he earns £250,000 a week, ends in 2015 and Dimitri Seluk, his representative, told the Sun: "If he signs a contract in the next three or four days, OK. If not, we will not wait any longer and will start negotiations with different clubs. Today is Tuesday, so it means by Saturday. We will say: 'Thank you. OK, Yaya will leave in May.' I do not feel he will stay at City. This is not about money. He wants to leave because of many reasons. He is one of the best players at Manchester City but does not feel the respect of the staff. Only Roberto Mancini respects Yaya."
Seluk claims that, as discussions have been going on for six months, terms should have been agreed.
Yet in an interview for the Observer last month, Touré suggested he wants to remain at the club. "Since I came to City I enjoy my football more because my football is all about more attack. I want to stay longer," he said.