Kolo Toure is soon to be the latest victim of an over-crowded Manchester City dressing room after Bursaspor confirmed they are in talks with the player.
The 31-year-old defender cost £16million when he arrived from Arsenal three years ago but the Turkish side could end up paying as little as £3million for his services.
Roberto Mancini’s hunt for a successive Premier League title will have to be adapted to UEFA’s financial fair play rules and Toure’s £90,000-a-week wages are a factor in his move.
"We have been in talks with Kolo Toure over the past two days – it would be one of the most important transfers to be completed by an Anatolian side," Bursaspor’s manager Ertugrul Saglam said.
"Obviously nothing is certain until he signs pen to paper however, we are working hard to try finalise a deal."