Man City defender Toure closes in on Galatasaray move

Manchester City utility defender Kolo Toure is closing in on a move to Turkish side Galatasaray, for what the Manchester Evening News believes to be a fee around £3m.

Toure, 31, was initially made captain by then-City manager Mark Hughes following his switch from Arsenal – where he was one of their 2004 Invincibles – to City in 2009. However, following the arrival of Roberto Mancini, Toure has struggled for first team football and made only 13 appearances in the Premier League last season. The deadline day signing of Serb defender Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina has further diminished Toure’s chances of first team football and with the Turkish transfer window remaining open until Wednesday night, the two clubs have ample time to sort out a deal. If Toure were to join the Turkish side, he would team up once more with former Arsenal and Ivory Coast compatriot Emmanuel Eboue and potentially line up against his club rivals Manchester United in Galatasaray’s Champions League group, which also contains Braga and CFR Cluj.

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