West Ham have laughed off morning reports that they are set to sign Manchester Cuty 32 year old Yaya Toure.
A top Hammers source – in near disbelief at the suggestion – declared: “Exactly why would we give Chek Kouyate a big new deal if we intended doing that.
“Cheik has modelled his entire game on Toure and would love to see his future being as successful as Toure’s.”
Indeed Kouyate – who is similar in every way to the former Barcelona star told the official website last year: “Yaya is a role model of mine, an idol, I dreamed of being like him when I was younger. He has played for top clubs and given great performances. For three, four years, he was the best African player.”
Regardless of that, The Express reported that the Hammers are in talks with the agent of Manchester City star Yaya Toure with regards to a shock move over the summer, swapping Eastlands for East London.
However, our source said: “We talk to many agents some usually representing more than one player!!”