Manchester City manager has responded to Yaya Toure’s claim that he does not like African players.

Toure, who made only one start in his final season at City, also claimed that Guardiola was cruel to him.

“Maybe us Africans aren't always treated the same by certain people. When you see the problems (Pep) has often had with African players, everywhere he has been, I ask myself questions.

“He is too intelligent to be caught. He will never admit it. But the day he picks a team with five Africans in it, I promise I will send him a cake."

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But Guardiola has responded to Toure’s allegations, and said the midfielder is a liar.

“They were lies and he knows it. We were together for two years and he says it now – he never told me to my face.” He told TV3 in Spain.

The pair could come face-to-face again soon, with the 35-year-old Toure currently in talks with West Ham over a move to the London Stadium this summer.  

He was paid £220,000 a week by City and would have to accept a pay cut at West Ham, but the Hammers are confident of getting the deal done.

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