Ibrahim Toure, the younger brother of footballers Kolo and Yaya Toure, passed away following a battle with cancer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The paper reports that Toure, 28, was being treated at the Christie in Manchester that describes itself as "one of Europe's leading cancer centres".
The Ivory Coast's Football Association has confirmed that Toure, who played for Lebanese side Al-Safa, had passed away on Thursday.
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