Mancini: Toure has transfer choice

BY foxsports • July 21, 2012

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says it's up to Kolo Toure to decide whether he wants to join Turkish club Bursaspor.

The defender has been unable to reclaim his regular first-team spot at City since returning from a six-month ban for failing a drugs test, starting only eight Premier League games last season.

Bursaspor revealed earlier this month they were in talks over a deal for the 31-year-old, whose agent subsequently told Sky Sports that Toure's priority is to focus on a new season with City.

However, Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal are also keen on the Ivory Coast international and Mancini has suggested he has a decision to make on his future.

The Italian also questioned whether Bursaspor would be able to afford Toure, who joined City in a £16m deal from Arsenal three years ago.

Mancini told The Sun: "It's up to Kolo to decide if he wants to go to Bursaspor or not. However, can they meet his demands?"


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