Yaya Toure could yet feature again for Manchester City after demanding that his agent apologise to Pep Guardiola.
Toure has played just once since Guardiola was appointed City manager, with his sole appearance coming in a Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest in August.
Guardiola made it clear that the Ivorian would not be considered for selection until his agent, Dimitri Seluk, apologised for comments he made in the media.
Seluk, who has endured a difficult relationship with the former Barcelona boss, has publicly criticised the Spaniard numerous times.
However, the agent has revealed that Toure has demanded he apologise to Guardiola.
“I have spoken to Yaya in the last few days and he has asked me to make the peace with Pep,” Seluk told the Daily Mirror.
“I agreed with him that I had to do what I could to make the situation better, because Yaya and Manchester City have been caught in the crossfire.
“I don’t think that Pep will ever love me, but the most important thing is that we try to forgive what has happened in the past and develop a new relationship.
“This is a genuine gesture. I hope Pep accepts that my hope is that we can start with a clean page.’
“Of course, I hope Pep takes the decision to bring Yaya back into his squad. But even if he doesn’t, I can assure him that I am not going to speak about him any more in the media.
“I have sent this message because Pep hasn’t returned my calls.”