European no-go for Kolo
Kolo Toure has been left out of Man City's squad for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League to leave him in European limbo.
Last Updated: 04/09/12 7:38pm
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been left out of the club's squad for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League to leave him in European limbo.
The defender also failed to complete a move to Galatasaray in time to be named among their 25-man submission to UEFA.
Toure has reportedly been in talks with the Turkish giants about a move ahead of their country's transfer deadline on Wednesday night.
But the 31-year-old, who has just a year left on his City contract, could now see his value fall due to being ineligible for Europe's elite club competition.
City were also unable to find a place for new goalkeeper Richard Wright in their squad.
Roberto Mancini's men have been drawn alongside Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund, the champions of Spain, Holland and Germany respectively, in the group stages.
City failed to progress beyond the first round last season after coming up against Bayern Munich, Napoli and Villarreal.