Bursaspor sniffing around City ace

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure could be subject to a £6 million bid from Turkish club Bursaspor, reports Mirror Football.

The 31 year old has fallen out of favour at the Etihad Stadium since returning from his six months on the sideline for failing a drugs test. Having joined from Arsenal in 2009 for £16 million, he initially enjoyed a rich vein of form in the first team and as club captain.

‘We have been in talks with Kolo Toure over the past two days’ announced Busaspor boss Ertugrul Saglam, who is aware of the Ivorian’s wish for regular first team football.

The move would leave City with Stefan Savic and Micah Richards as cover for the centre back positions, behind the highly praised pairing of Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott.

Toure’s transfer to Turkey would see him join former England goalkeeper Scott Carson at Bursaspor, as well as former club mate and good personal friend Emmanuel Eboue, who plys his trade at Galatasary.

City appear to be clearing out personnel who are not first team regulars, with Eden Dzeko, Aleksander Kolarov and Emmanuel Adebayor all potentially leaving Manchester, now Kolo Toure is the latest addition to the list.

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