Man City Defender Kolo Toure Linked With PSG Switch

Etihad Stadium centre back looking to make move to French top tier.

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Kolo Toure has revealed his desire to leave Manchester City and play in France.

Toure, currently out of favour under City boss Roberto Mancini, had the chance to leave in the summer to join Turkish side Bursaspor.

But Turkey did not appeal to Toure, although the ex-City skipper and former Arsenal defender has now said France appeals to him.

Toure, 31, said: “Why not France? There’s PSG, Lille, and the league is getting stronger.”

Backed by their oil-rich Qatari owners, Paris Saint-Germain have been able to attract stars like former AC Milan duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, and Toure could join them.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Kolo Toure has become surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium and as such is probably not satisfied with simply running down his contract and picking up his obscene wages whilst warming the bench. However a move to PSG doesn’t seem likely.

PSG sit top of Ligue 1 having only conceded five goals in their opening ten fixtures with Carlo Ancelotti usually opting to use central defensive pair Mamadou Sakho and Alex. This has led to Uruguayan international Diego Lugano being frozen out of the Parc des Princes first team and one would imagine a similar fate would befall Toure if he were ever to move to the big spending French side.

A move to Lille may be more likely but given the fact that Rudi Garcia’s side are a shadow of the side that won the league title a couple of years back and therefore may not be quite so attractive an option for the Ivory Coast international.

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