Manchester City defender set to sign for Liverpool

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Liverpool could fill the gap in their defence left by the recent departure of Jamie Carragher by signing Manchester City's Kolo Toure.

The Ivory Coast international has only made 17 appearances for the FA Cup runners-up all season, and the chances of the centre-back signing a contract extension at the Etihad Stadium look bleak.

Toure’s current contract with City runs out in the summer, which has alerted a number of clubs. However, it's believed the Arsenal star would prefer to stay in the north-west, making Liverpool a desirable destination.

Toure originally arrived at Manchester City following a transfer from Arsenal but has failed to cement his place in the first team since the arrivals of Vincent Komapny and Majita Nastasic.

Now the former regular starter will be looking to get some first-team appearances under his belt before retiring, and a short train ride to Liverpool may potentially be his best bet, as the Reds are looking to shore up a defence that has been somewhat inconsistent this season.

Also, under speculation of the futures of Martin Skrtel and Sebastien Coates, Toure could emerge as a prime target for Liverpool given the fact that he can give Brendan Rodgers’ side the experience that the youthful setup needs.

Liverpool could use the likes of Toure to great effect to boost their chances of securing a top-six finish next season.

Having won the Premier League with both City and Arsenal, as well as over 400 appearances in Europe’s most watched league, Toure's move to Anfield could suit everyone.


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