Saudis set sights on Toure

Ivorian defender could be heading for Etihad exit

Kolo Toure: Has spent the last three years on the books at Manchester City

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Sky Sports understands that Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal have made Manchester City defender Kolo Toure their top transfer target.

The Ivorian centre-half turned out against Al Hilal in a pre-season friendly over the weekend.

He is, however, facing up to an uncertain future at the Etihad Stadium, with there no guarantee that he will be a regular starter next term.

Taking that into account, City could be willing to move him on, freeing up space in their star-studded squad.

The fact that Toure has only one year left to run on his current contract would also suggest that the Blues are prepared to discuss a deal.

It is understood that Turkish side Bursaspor have put an offer to City and that Al Hilal are determined to bring a player of his calibre into their ranks.

Toure, though, is believed to be keen on prolonging his Premier League career, with the 31-year-old of the opinion that he can still do a job at that level.