Turkish side keen on Etihad Stadium defender.
Manchester City centre-back Kolo Toure has emerged as a transfer target for Turkish side Galatasaray, according to manager Fatih Terim.
Despite the English Premier League transfer window closing on August 31, clubs in Turkey have until midnight on the September 5 to conclude all late deals.
Galatasaray’s interest in the defender was sparked when stalwart Tomas Ujfalusi was ruled out for up to four months after collapsing during training.
Kolo Toure may well be considering his options and could deem a move to Turkey a viable option given that he has become something of a bit-part player at the Etihad Stadium.
The Ivory Coast international lost his first team spot after seeing Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott forming an excellent understanding as a centre-back pairing when he was out with a drugs ban and Roberto Mancini has been loathed to break up the pair to accommodate the former Arsenal man.
The 31 year old made just eight Premier League starts last term and could see a move to Galatasary as a chance to re-ignite his career.
The Turkish transfer window shuts tomorrow.
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