If Toure does decide to end seven years at the Etihad it will have nothing to do with money.

Nor will it have anything to do with snubbing Guardiola, after he froze him out of the team for most of the first half of the season.

Boss Pep wants him to stay for at least another year and City may even want a further 12-month option on him.

And the 33-year-old is understood to be delighted that Pep is keen for him to remain after they fell out so badly.