Manuel Pellegrini could ‘persuade Yaya Toure to join him at West Ham’ as the Chilean boss prepares to sign three-year deal at the London Stadium
- Manuel Pellegrini will look to ‘persuade Yaya Toure to join him at West Ham’
- The 64-year-old boss is primed to become West Ham’s new manager this week
- West Ham are linked with Toure, who is available on a free after leaving Man City
- Pellegrini’s good relationship with the midfielder could make a deal manageable
Manuel Pellegrini will ‘utilize his good relationship with Yaya Toure in an effort to persuade the midfielder to join him at West Ham’ as he prepares to become their next manager.
The Chilean boss is expected in London on Monday to hold talks with co-owner David Sullivan, having now left his role in charge of Hebei China Fortune.
The Hammers had compiled a four-strong list of candidates to replace David Moyes – who left last week after his short deal expired – but have now settled on Pellegrini and will offer him a three-year contract.
Manuel Pellegrini’s impending appointment at West Ham may influence Yaya Toure to join him
The 64-year-old boss is expected in London on Monday to sign a three-year deal with the club
According to the Telegraph, the 64-year-old could be joined by Toure at the London Stadium, given the pair’s strong relationship.
Toure is available as a free agent, having left Manchester City at the end of the season after eight years of service.
There is interest from West Ham, who previously tried to sign the 35-year-old midfielder but were put off by his wage demands.
Pellegrini’s good relationship with Toure could make a deal for the midfielder manageable
However, a deal could be made more manageable now with Pellegrini in the picture.
He worked with the Ivorian midfielder during a successful three-year spell at City where the pair developed a strong relationship.
Toure is also understood to have turned down lucrative offers from China and the Middle East with intentions to play for less money in the Premier League.
West Ham are interested in Toure, who is available on a free after leaving Manchester City