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Yaya Toure joins Olympiacos only hours after agent claims he had passed medical with London club

Yaya Toure has agreed torjoin Greek side Olympiacos despite claims from his agent he had passed a medical with a club from London.

Toure’s agent Dimitry Seluk sent Twitter into overdrive yesterday after revealing the Ivorian had undergone a medical with a mystery London club.

Seluk said: “Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is close to signing a new contract.”

Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham had been linked with a move for the 35-year-old midfielder who left Manchester City at the end of last season.

However Seluk insisted it was not the latter Toure would be joining, nor fellow Londoners Crystal Palace.

He added: “It’s not West Ham, 100%. Yaya is a champion. The last place is not for him.”

“It’s not Crystal Palace, 100%. Roy Hodgson said he doesn’t know when his players’ birthdays are. Can Yaya go there?”

Seluk then finally tweeted a photo of Toure in the kits of five different London clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Fulham and Watford – further feeling speculation he was London bound.

However, The Times now report the veteran midfielder has instead agreed to re-join Olympiacos.

Toure spent one-season with the Greek side before joining AS Monaco in 2006, and his new deal at Karaiskakis Stadium is expected to see him earn between £1.5 million and £2 million after tax.

The 44-time Greek champions take on Burnley tomorrow night in the second leg of their Europa League play-off and have a 3-1 lead from their first leg last week.