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Yaya To Become Highest Paid Player In Football History?

Yaya Toure, who is expected to leave Manchester City when Pep Guardiola arrives, has reportedly received two mega offers, both of  which would make him the highest paid player in the world.

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According to The Sun, the Ivory Coast captain, whose representatives visited China last week, has received two offers from clubs in the Asian nation.

Shanghai SIPG, who are coached by former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, are reportedly keen to unite Toure with striker Asamoah Gyan.

The Ghanaian attacker's team were runners-up in the Chinese Super League last season, and want the Ivorian to help guide them to the title this year.

To achieve this target, they are reportedly prepared to offer Toure £300 000 (R6.8 million) a week, which would exceed Cristiano Ronaldo's current record wage of £288 000 (R6.5 million).

Jiangsu Suning are apparently also interested in signing the 33-year-old, and would be prepared to match their rivals' offer.

The Sun further claimed that Toure, who still has one year left on his current deal, wants to leave City on a free in this window and would be prepared to buy himself out of his contract to do so.

This would apparently cost him about £10 million (R225 million), but both Chinese sides are said to be willing to pay him double as much as a signing-on bonus.

"Yaya's had his people meeting with both Shanghai and Jiangsu, and they have both made firm offers," a source told SunSport.

"Buying himself out of his contract at City would not be a problem because he would recoup it twice over from the signing-on fee he would get for coming over here."

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