Yaya Toure left out of Manchester City's squad for Champions League playoff

Monday August 15th, 2016

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Yaya Toure has not traveled with Manchester City for its Champions League playoff match against Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday, plunging his future at the English club into further doubt.

City manager Pep Guardiola last week included Toure in his provisional squad list for the two-legged playoff, but the Ivory Coast midfielder was not among the players who flew to Romania.

Guardiola said Monday that the 33-year-old Toure "is training amazing, but I was not sure if he was going to play and so I prefer it if he stays there training good in Manchester."

Toure wasn't in City's squad for the team's opening game of the Premier League season, a 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona when he sold Toure to City in 2010.

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