City defender keen on French move
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure admits he could be tempted to make a switch to France after slipping down the pecking order at the Premier League Champions.
The Ivorian defender has been at the City of Manchester Stadium for the past three seasons after joining from Arsenal and has helped his club to FA Cup and Premier League success.
However this season he has fallen out of favour with Roberto Mancini and has just featured in three games.
Reports suggest that Toure is keen for a move away from the club in order to get first team football and could do so in January. A number of clubs are believed to be interested in the services of the 31-year-old.
Toure has admitted the thought has crossed his mind and has hinted that a fresh start in Ligue 1 could be an option.
“Why not France?” The commanding centre-back told Sky Sports.
“There is PSG, Lille and the league is getting stronger.”
The French league is fast improving and has recently seen the arrival of superstars like Zlatan Ibrahimovich, who has joined oil-rich Quatari-owned Paris Saint Germain.
Toure has been in England since 2002 when Arsenal signed him from Ivory Coast side Asec Mimosas for a fee of £150,000 and has gone on to play in over 250 Premier League games.