Date: 13th August 2014 at 4:38pm
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Kolo Toure has rejected the opportunity to move to Trabzonspor, after holding talks with manager Brendan Rodgers, reports the Daily Star.

The 33-year-old defender has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield, following the arrival of £20million Dejan Lovren from Southampton.

Toure had agreed personal terms with the Turkish club over a £1.5million switch, but has since announced he will be staying with Liverpool for the 2014-15 season.

He told Sport Ivoire: “I am still at Liverpool. I had talks with the coach who clearly indicated that I was part of his plans.

“Trabzonspor are interested in me, but I have expressed my pleasure at being a Liverpool player.

“However, the situation can change at any time, but for the moment I am at Liverpool and I want to carry on with the club.”

Toure joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Manchester City 12 months ago, and managed 20 appearances as the Reds narrowly missed out on the Premier League title last season.

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