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Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is close to a move to Trabzonspor, reckon reports in Turkey.
Club officials reportedly met with Toure’s agent last week, and the 33-year-old is believed to be keen on the move.
Toure is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast at the World Cup, and if the perspective transfer does go through, the centre-back could link up with his countrymen Sol Bamba and Didier Zokora, if he elects to renew his recently expired contract.
The former Arsenal and Manchester City star endured a difficult first season with Liverpool, after joining the club on a free transfer last summer. He made several high profile errors, most memorably when he gifted Victor Anichebe a late equaliser for West Brom, before he sat out the latter stages of the season.
He is under contract until June 2015, but the Reds manager Brendan Rodgers could well let Toure leave to help free-up room for several potential new signings. With Toure already behind Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger and Mamadou Sakho in the Anfield pecking order, the player may also wish to move in order to secure first team football. He made just 20 Premier League appearances last season, resulting in him losing his place in Ivory Coast’s starting line-up for their recent games against Japan and Columbia.