Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini is keen on signing his former Manchester City player Kolo Toure from Liverpool, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The Ivory Coast international only just moved to Anfield this season on a free transfer after four years with City, during which he won the Premier League title under Mancini in the 2011/12 season.
However, Toure has not managed to find his best form in a Liverpool shirt, and may finally be set for a move away from England after spending almost his entire career in the Premier League.
The defender started out at Arsenal in 2002, and it was there that he established himself as one of the country’s top players under the guidance of Arsene Wenger, though the club allowed him to leave for 14million in 2009 when City came calling.
Mancini remains keen on the 33-year-old, who may now find the slower pace of the game in Turkish football more to his liking as he heads towards the end of his career.
The Turkish giants have signed some big names in recent times, bringing Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder to the club last January, and Toure could be another useful, experienced addition to the team if they can bring him in. With just one year remaining on his contract after this season, Liverpool could allow the veteran centre-back to leave for relatively cheap.