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Kolo Toure is about to link up with his old manager at Celtic

The veteran defender looks set to join the Scottish Premiership champions.

Guinness International Champions Cup Toure and Rodgers during their Liverpool days. Source: AP/Press Association Images

CELTIC ARE CLOSE to completing the signing of Kolo Toure on a free transfer.

The 35-year-old defender, who is unattached since his Liverpool contract expired at the end of last season, is in Glasgow to undergo a medical and the deal should be tied up by the weekend, according to widespread reports.

Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Ivory Coast centre-half Toure has vast experience at the top level and will be a valuable addition for the Hoops, who have also been linked with Ireland and Blackburn Rovers defender Shane Duffy.

Toure links up with ex-Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who took over the Scottish Premiership champions in May, and is set to become their second summer signing after Moussa Dembele’s arrival from Fulham.

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