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Celtic close to signing ex-Liverpool defender Kolo Toure

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Celtic are close to signing ex-Liverpool defender Kolo Toure, with the 35-year-old undergoing a medical in Glasgow on Saturday morning.

With Brendan Rodgers limited in the defensive department due to the injuries of Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata, – not to mention the calamitous defending of Efe Ambrose – the Northern Irishman looks to have secured Toure’s services who had worked under Rodgers at Anfield, becoming Celtic’s second signing of the summer.

If the 35-year-old passes the medical, he could be added to Celtic’s squad for Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against FC Astana as a wildcard entry.

Toure, who played 26 times for Liverpool last season, signed for Arsenal in 2002 as part of Arsene Wenger’s famous ‘Invincibles’ side who won the 2004 Premier League title and remained unbeaten through that season.

He joined Manchester City in 2009 for £14 million, winning the 2012 Premier League title, before he signed for Liverpool in 2013.

In June, Scottish Premiership new boys Rangers were linked with a move for Kolo Toure to bring experience to their back line, despite supporters excited about the prospect the club signed QPR veteran Clint Hill instead.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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