• Premier League

Kolo Toure ready to consider PSG move

ESPN staff
October 24, 2011
Kolo Toure was involved in Manchester City's 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League © PA Photos

Manchester City defender Kolo Toure is interested in a move to Paris St Germain but QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt thinks his chance of a move to the billionaire-owned club has ended.

Toure returned to the City side in September after serving a six-month suspension for failing a drug test. Taarabt, meanwhile, has revealed that a move to the Parc des Princes was imminent in the summer, but former Brazil international Leonardo eventually blocked the potential deal.

"He preferred [Jeremy] Menez, [Javier] Pastore and even wanted Ganso," Taarabt said. "The Qatar officials told me 'do another great six months and in January we will be back'. However, I am under no illusion. I know I am not Leonardo's priority."

Toure played in the Blues' Carling Cup victory over Birmingham and the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich but has made only one appearance from the bench since then and was an unused substitute in City's 6-1 Premier League win against derby rivals Manchester United yesterday.

The 30-year-old Ivorian is now linked with Qatari-backed PSG, who have made no secret of their desire to lure former England captain David Beckham to the Parc des Princes.

"I would be interested because of the competition there currently is at City," Toure is quoted as saying by RMC Sport. "If the name of Paris comes it will not be like previous years.

"Now if they call me, I would listen to what they say. Given the very good players there are there, it really makes you want to go there, it's clear.

"I know I'm not the only player interested, there are other players who really want to play for PSG. It's not just for the money, but also because we see that there are very good investors who want to move the club to produce good football and win trophies."

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