Yaya Toure says he loves football too much to go to China and would only end up angry if he were to follow the recent trend and make the move.
A number of top players including Carlos Tevez, Oscar, Hulk, Axel Witsel, Jackson Martinez and Gervinho, to name but a few, have all headed off to the Chinese Super League for lofty transfer fees and massive wages.
But the 33-year-old former Barcelona midfielder says he enjoys playing in the Premier League and in big games, against big players too much to cash it all in for a switch to the unknown.
The midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been the subject of a number of reported bids from China said: "Me? No. I'm still looking young, right?
"I want to play in Europe, especially in England. I want to continue doing that for a few years yet.
"I always say that if I went to China I would end up feeling angry there.
"Do you play football because you love football, or do you play because you want to make money? What's the purpose?
"Me, I just want to play football because I enjoy it, I love playing. I enjoy helping my team-mates, I enjoy playing against the big players and teams. I want to carry on in that way.
"Some people have the mentality that they want to do that, to try something different but, for me, my feeling is that I want to play more football.
"Look at my friend Ibrahimovic. He's 35 and he's going to play for maybe three more years?"
"He's got the same mentality as me. He's a big player, a champion who loves football. It's football first."
Toure has been excellent for City since making his return to the team in November – having been sidelined following a war of words between his agent and club boss Pep Guardiola.
The Ivorian added: "I've said before that I've been involved with a lot of clubs but, especially at City, I want to give something back to the fans.
"I'd like to continue to work hard for them, keep giving them entertainment, keep them happy – that's what I want.
"If I was tired, I'd say 'no more, move on', but I don't feel like that. I feel very, very good. I feel young."