Celtic will complete the signing of former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure this weekend, subject to a medical. The 35-year-old centre-half, capped over 100 times by Ivory Coast, worked under Brendan Rodgers during his time at Anfield and was released by Liverpool this summer.
Rodgers has made only one signing since his arrival in Glasgow – bringing in Moussa Dembele from Fulham – and admitted he was keen to bolster his squad for the continued assault on the Champions League group stages.
Should the deal go through, Toure would be available for the third round Champions League qualifier against Astana in Kazakhstan next week.
The situation is exacerbated by the fact that Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata are injured while Efe Ambrose was dropped for the second leg against Lincoln Red Imps.
Toure joined Arsenal in 2002, becoming part of the ‘Invincibles’ side that went unbeaten as they claimed the Premier League title in 2004.
He joined Manchester City in 2009, winning the title under Roberto Mancini in 2012, before his move to Merseyside the following year.
Source: Sky Sports