Kolo Toure close to Celtic move, LFC fail to land Chilwell

Kolo Toure has performed better than Sakho

Kolo Toure had performed better than Sakho

After being released by Liverpool, central defender Kolo Toure is close to reuniting with the Reds former manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers is signing him for his new club, Celtic in the Scotland top flight. Toure was one of the fan’s favourite players and at the age of 35, played better than many young defenders for the Reds this year.

The supporters wanted the club to renew his contract, and with an injury problem in pre-season, Liverpool chose to sign Ragnar Klavan instead of bringing back Toure as fourth choice.

If┬áToure passes a medical, he will be available as soon as Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against FC Astana.

The Ivory Coast legend made 26 appearances for Liverpool last season, has 118 international caps and also had the experience of being part of Arsenal’s Invincibles team.

Elsewhere, at the back in Liverpool, after failing to meet Leicester’s evaluation for 19-year-old left back Ben Chilwell, the player is now likely to sign a new contract.
Claudio Ranieri expressed his confidence for the renewal.

“He is very close and he will stay with us,” said Ranieri of Chilwell.