Reports this morning are suggesting that Kolo Toure could become the second Liverpool player to agree a move to the MLS before the end of the season, with New York Red Bulls poised to swoop for his signature.
The Ivorian is widely expected to leave Anfield this summer, following two seasons with Brendan Rodgers’ side. According to the Daily Mirror, Rodgers would be open to keeping Toure but does not want to offer him the two-year contract he is looking for.
Toure, 34, will instead follow captain Steven Gerrard to the United States, having featured 44 times for the Reds since his switch from Manchester city in the summer of 2013.
A source close to the player told the Mirror: “New York Red Bulls have made an approach for Kolo. Once the time comes, we will decide what is best for him.”
Liverpool could replace the experience of Toure with Marseille defender Rod Fanni, who will also be a free agent in the summer (via The Guardian). The 33-year-old French international could be viewed as the perfect back-up for Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren next season.