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Liverpool defender Toure close to agreeing new deal

Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is close to agreeing an extension to his contract which expires next month.

Toure has found opportunities harder to come by this season. Credit: PA

The former Ivory Coast international is likely to agree a new 12-month term having wavered over whether to commit with more lucrative offers coming in from overseas.

However, the 34-year-old is keen to finish his career in England and wants to stay at Liverpool.

He said:

I think the situation will be resolved soon. We are talking. There are few things more but we will see.

Liverpool is a great club for me to stay at. Liverpool is going to be massive. I love Premier League football and I played all my years here and if I can finish here (Liverpool) it would be great.

My kids go to school here and they are half-English and that is important as well. I play for Liverpool right now and I am very happy and if it was to carry on, I'd be more than happy.

– Liverpool defender Kolo Toure

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