Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk has threatened to sue Pep Guardiola over his treatment of Yaya Toure, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that the outspoken Seluk is threatening to drag Manchester City manager Guardiola before a court following his declaration that Toure he will not play for club again unless he (Seluk) apologises for comments made three weeks ago about the way the former Barcelona boss axed the Ivorian from his Champions League squad.
But while Seluk has been scathing of the Catalan’s decision to ditch the 33-year-old from his Euro plans, the player himself has kept his counsel.
And Seluk believes City are in breach of contract by standing by Guardiola’s banishment of the midfielder from his first-team squad.
Now, the Monaco-based agent is considering whether to take the matter to court.
Seluk said: “What Guardiola is doing is illegal.
“He thinks he can act like this because Yaya is in the last year of his contract and FIFA’s regulations say we can only appeal about this decision at the end of the season.
“But the fact is that Yaya is being punished for things he hasn’t said.
“As his agent and friend, it is my job to speak if I feel Yaya is not being treated fairly. But Yaya himself has acted professionally and has not said anything about Guardiola and his situation in Manchester.
“I believe this breaks employment law, so we will see.”
FIFA regulations state a player can walk away from his contract if he is not selected for at least 10 per cent of his club’s games when he is free of both injury and suspension.
But any appeal can only be lodged at the end of a season.