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Yaya chasing record third BBC award

TOURE DE FORCE: Yaya pressing to win it back

TOURE DE FORCE: Yaya pressing to win it back

Yaya Toure has been nominated for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016.

It’s the eight time the City and Ivory Coast midfielder has been nominated.

Yaya won the award last year and in 2012 so is chasing an unprecedented third triumph, though he faces stiff competition from Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez, West Ham’s Andre Ayew, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

YAYA: Can he do it again?

Yaya tweeted: “It's an honour to be on the shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year award for an eighth time.”

You can vote for Yaya here – the polls close at 6pm on 28 November and the winner will be announced on Monday, 12 December live on Football Focus.

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Silva is my inspiration says Garcia

RISING STAR: Aleix Garcia

Aleix Garcia says David Silva is helping him develop as a player and is hoping to learn as much as he can from his fellow Spaniard.

City midfielder Aleix Garcia cites David Silva as one of his main influences

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International focus: Man City stars gallery

What the Media Says

Media City: Fitness boost and Sterling stars

SHOT-STOPPER: Claudio Bravo spots the camera during the warm up

Fitness news, international performances and a spot of transfer speculation all combine to form Saturday's media round-up - so let's get straight to it...

First to the Guardian, whose Manchester footballer reporter Jamie Jackson reckons there is good news on the injury front for City despite scares for goalkeeper Claudio Bravo and skipper Vincent Kompany.