City ace dispells transfer rumours

Kolo Toure’s agent has clarified that the player will not be moving away from Manchester City, despite interest from Galatasaray.

The Ivory Coast international has fallen behind Joleon Lescott and Vincent Kompany in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, whilst Roberto Mancini has splashed the cash to bring young centre-half Matija Nastasic to the club on transfer deadline day.

As such Toure has been linked with a move away from the Premier League champions, but rejected the chance to join Buraspor earlier this summer.

However, despite links to Galatasaray, Toure will be staying in England.

“Kolo is flattered by the interest from Galatasaray but he is happy at Man City,” agent Saif Rubie told Sky Sports.

“Kolo has spoken to the manager and owners (of City) and he remains as committed to the club as the day he signed.

“All Kolo’s focus is on helping Manchester City be successful this season in every competition they are going for.

“Kolo is happy to stay and play his part and is looking forward to the next game after the international break,” the representative concluded.

By Gareth McKnight