Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is hoping to move to Galatasaray before the Turkish transfer window closes on Wednesday.
The former Arsenal defender joined the Premier League champions for 12 million pounds in 2009, but with Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott forming Roberto Mancini’s first-choice central defensive partnership the Ivory Coast international has seen his first team involvement limited.
Toure started the 2-2 draw at Anfield last month but has fallen further down the pecking order following the deadline day arrival of Matija Nastasic from Fiorentina and is keen to link-up with his former Arsenal team-mate Emmanuel Eboue at the Turkish giants.
On his chances of recruiting Toure, Galatasary coach Fatih Terim said on Sunday: “We have to bring someone. Obviously, a defender.
“We’re interested in Kolo Toure from Manchester City. We can ask help from Eboue if we need. We have to complete this transfer before UEFA Champions League list deadline.”
All clubs competing in the group stages of Europe’s premier club competition must submit their 25-man squads on Monday.