Yaya available for PSG tie

Yaya available for PSG tie
Manchester City's Yaya Toure (left) and Vincent Kompany during a training session at the City Football Academy, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 11, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 12, 2016. 15:56

Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini has announced that midfielder Yaya Toure will be available for the UEFA Champions League return clash against Paris St Germain.

The Cote d'Ivoire skipper was a notable absentee in their first leg tie in Paris last week and is now set to return despite the absence of skipper Vincent Kompany.

According to ESPN.com, the Citizens manager is quoted as saying the big midfielder is well and has no problems after making his return against West Brom last weekend.

Toure has been a subject of speculation regarding his future at Etihad in the wake of Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola's arrival at the end of the season.

However, the Argentine mentor, Pellegrini, says Toure is focusing on the task at hand until the end of the 2015/16 English Premier League campaign.

“Yaya is feeling very well without any problems. He is focused on these games this season,” said Pellegrini.

"At the end of the season we will see his future. At the moment he is just thinking about the game we play tomorrow (Tuesday) and the six more in the Premier League."

Meanwhile, the clash in Paris finished at 2-2 and both giants are set to battle it out for a semi-final spot, but City will hope to use home advantage.

City are set to host the French Ligue1 champions for the quarter-final return leg on Tuesday at Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

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