Toure to join Liverpool

Liverpool, May 29 (IANS) Cote d'Ivoire defender Kolo Toure has reached an agreement with English Premier League side Liverpool that he will join the team when his contract with Manchester City expires July 1.

The 32-year-old Toure joined City from Arsenal in 2009 and was joined at the club by his younger brother Yaya Toure a year later, reports Xinhua.

Kolo Toure had been banned for six months in 2011 as he failed a drug test and lost his place at City. He claimed he had taken diet pills belonging to his wife and did not know they contained banned substances.