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New York Red Bulls not interested in Liverpool defender Kolo Toure

The Ivorian is not coming to Red Bull Arena.

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The rumors of Kolo Toure's arrival to the New York Red Bulls have been greatly exaggerated, according to established veteran writer Kristian Dyer.

The Daily Mirror previously reported that despite Toure wanting a two-year contract extension with Liverpool, the Red Bulls were ready to offer him a deal.

A source close to Toure (although I guess he can't be that close) said, "New York Red Bulls have made an approach for Kolo. Once that time comes, we will decide what is best for him."

The move simply didn't seem to make sense considering the team's current glut of center backs. Although it's possible that the Red Bulls will need a central defender this summer with Zubar struggling to regain fitness and Miazga outperforming expectations, the 34-year-old Toure didn't seem to be a fit for the club's new mantra of young players willing to play at an intense pace.

Currently it's unknown if the Red Bulls will sign any big name player over the summer, let alone a central defender.

For fans who were hoping the former Arsenal, Manchester City, and Liverpool defender would sign, Kristian Dyer's reporting has dumped a cold bucket of water on their heads.

Do you wish the Red Bulls were making a move for Toure? Will he stay at Liverpool?