Former Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure, has denied reports that he has retired from football.
The Ivorian football legend tweeted a brief message on Sunday to debunk the claims.
Toure, who last made an appearance in a competitive game for Olympiakos in October last year, said he will take “new challenges in playing football.”
On his official Twitter handle, Toure stated:
“There has been a lot of confusion about my future recently. I want to make it clear here that I love football and I’m still in contention to play for a few more years.
“Yes, I’m starting to prepare myself for coaching badges but full time coaching is not what I’m thinking now.
“I am ready and focused to take new challenges in playing football. And don’t worry once the time has come, I will announce the retirement personally and officially by myself!!