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Liverpool confirmed that they have signed Manchester City defender Kolo Toure.
According to the Merseyside outfit, once his current contract expires on July 1, he will move on to play for the Reds.
The 32-year-old is said to be manager Brendan Rodgers’ replacement for the recently retired Jamie Carragher.
In the Anfield club’s official statement, it read: “Liverpool Football Club can today announce they have agreed a deal in principle with Kolo Toure to join the club on July 1.
“The powerful defender will be registered as a Reds player when his current deal with Manchester City expires.”
With this move, Martin Skrtel’s future with the club has been put in serious doubt.
The Slovakian international dropped his place in the club to Carragher in the second half of the season.
Young defender Sebastian Coates is also likely to move out, signaling the need to rebuild the defence for Rodgers.
Toure has had a wealth of experience, playing for Arsenal and City since arriving in England in 2002.
He has made over 100 appearances for City and has won the Premier League and FA Cup.
The Ivory Coast international played under Arsene Wenger for over 200 games, also winning the league title along with two FA Cup medals.