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BURSA CHASE KOLO

The Turkish club Bursaspor have indicated that they are likely to rekindle their interest in the Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, who has been linked with a move away from the club for quite a while. The Ivory Coast international has found it hard to get regular first-team football under the regime of Mancini.

Even though he has been utilised by the Italian on a number of occasion this season, he still continues to be linked with several clubs across Europe. Bursaspor came extremely close to securing his signature in the summer, and they are likely to renew their interest in the upcoming summer as well according to the director of the club.

Bursaspor director Erkan Kamat has revealed that the club wants to avoid the theatrics that happened when the club was last time involved in bidding for the player from Manchester City. It remains to be seen if the new manager appointed by Bursaspor will retain the same interest in Kolo Toure. Ertuğrul Sağlam was recently sacked as the manager of Bursaspor. The 52-year-old Hikmet Karaman has been appointed as his replacement. He has signed a 30 month deal with the club. Karaman is one of the experienced managers around after having been a manager of 13 clubs previously. His most recent job was the manager of Gaziantepspor.

"If we can avoid the theatrics we went through last time we could rekindle our interest in Kolo Toure," said the Bursaspor director Erkan Kamat in a recent interview. The club are currently fourth in the Turkish league table after having taken 37 points from the 24 matches played this season. They have been on a real good run of form in recent weeks, as they have managed three victories and a draw in the last five encounters. The latest victory was a 1-0 win over Sivasspor.