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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Bursaspor in talks to sign Toure

ESPN staff

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure could be on his way out of the club after Bursaspor boss Ertugrul Saglam revealed the Turkish side are in negotiations to sign him.

Toure, 31, cost City around 18 million when they signed him from Arsenal in 2009 but with the centre-back reportedly on 90,000 per week, the club are keen to offload him from the wage-bill.

Behind Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott in the pecking order, the Ivorian made just eight league starts last term and could now be set to join goalkeeper Scott Carson at Bursaspor.

"We have been in talks with Kolo Toure over the past two days, it would be one of the most important transfers to be completed by an Anatolian side," Saglam told Dogan News Agency.

"Obviously nothing is certain until he signs pen to paper however, we are working hard to try finalise a deal."

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