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Former Arsenal Defender’s Liverpool Future In Doubt As Turkish Side Eye Move

Experienced centre-back could leave Anfield as Reds continue to court Saints star.

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will consider offers for experienced centre-back Kolo Toure as he plans to bid again for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, according to the Daily Mail.

The national newspaper claims that Turkish side Trabzonspor want to sign Toure, who joined the Reds on a free transfer from Manchester City last summer.

Toure made 20 Premier League appearances last season, including 15 starts.

The 33-year-old, who spent seven and a half seasons at Arsenal between 2002 and 2009, is behind Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel in the defensive pecking order at Liverpool.

He will slip further down the list if the Reds are successful in their drawn-out efforts to land Lovren.

Southampton have already rejected one bid, reportedly in the region of £18m, from Liverpool for the Croatia international.

However, Rodgers is very keen on the 25-year-old and has not given up hope of bringing him to Anfield.

Loven made 31 Premier League starts last season, making 61 tackles, 84 interceptions and 239 clearances.

He has been capped 28 times at senior international level.

Lovren has three years left to run on his current contract at Southampton, while there is just under 12 months remaining on Toure’s deal at Anfield.

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