Dimitry Seluk: Yaya Toure has passed medical in London

He couldn't be going to West Ham, because Mauricio Pellegrini, the manager, had already ruled out a move for his former Manchester City midfielder.

Toure had previously stated that he would like to stay in London and was initially linked with several Premier League clubs.

Asked by a few excited West Ham fans if he was moving to the London Stadium, he bit back: 'It's not West Ham, 100%. "Yaya is a champion".

Former Manchester City midfielder and reported Arsenal target Yaya Toure is closing is set to secure a move to Greek side Olympiakos, ESPN reports. Crystal Palace were also quickly crossed off as an option. "Can Yaya go there?"

It gave rise to speculation over his future, with some suggestions that Arsenal about to take a gamble on signing the 35-year-old free agent.

However, with the English transfer window and registration for the Premier League now closed until January, Toure would not be able to officially register for a London club until the start of 2019 - keeping him out of competitive action for the first half of the season. The Ivorian legend is now a free agent after a Premier League career which has seen him win the league on three occasions.

The Ivory Coast global moved to the Greek side in 2005 and won the double.

Seven trophies came in eight years at City, with three Premier Leagues, three League Cups and one FA Cup capping off a fine spell.

  • Angelo Rivera