Toure Turkish talk dismissed
Defender remains focused on City
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: July 13, 2012 4:13pm
Kolo Toure: Linked with a move to Turkey with Bursaspor, but focused on Man City
Kolo Toure's advisor has dismissed reports that the Manchester City man is close to a move to Turkish side Bursaspor.
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Bursaspor claimed they were in advanced talks with Toure over a potential move for the Ivory Coast international.
Toure's future at City has been the subject of speculation with the 31-year-old failing to hold down a regular place in Roberto Mancini's starting XI after being forced to spend six months on the sidelines following a failed drugs test.
However, Toure's advisor, Saif Rubie, insists talk of an imminent move for the former Arsenal man is wide of the mark and that the defender is focused on pre-season with reigning champions City.
"I am aware of interest from Turkey in Kolo, but talk of a move being close is very much wide of the mark," Rubie told Sky Sports.
"Kolo's only focus at the moment is on pre-season with Manchester City and he wants to continue the good work he has done with his brother Yaya at Manchester City.
"Naturally there is a lot of interest in a top player like Kolo, but there is nothing definite at the minute and he is only thinking about next season."