The 33-year-old defender claims he has turned down a move away from Liverpool and that he will stay at Anfield this season.

Dejan Lovren's arrival from Southampton for £20m has put Toure's future in doubt and yesterday the president of the Turkish club Ibrahim Haciosmanoglu said that he had agreed a £1.5m fee with Liverpool.

It was also reported that the former Arsenal and Manchester City centre-back had already agreed personal terms ahead of the switch to the six-times Super Lig champions but Toure has now declared his interest at staying on Merseyside.