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Grégory Lorenzi: Yaya Touré was offered to Stade Brest

Ivory Coast legend Yaya Touré was recently offered to Stade Brest, the club’s sporting director has revealed.

Touré, 37, is searching for a new club having played most recently for Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai.

The former Manchester City icon has not played since November 2, when he was sent off in near record time.

Speaking to Ouest France, Brest’s sporting director Grégory Lorenzi revealed Touré had been offered to the club – and not just him.

“I was offered Yaya Touré,” said Lorenzi. “Two years ago, it was Michael Essien. I recently received a message telling me to go for Frank Ribery.”

Predictably none of those players have wound up at Les Pirates, who run on a modest budget.

Lorenzi added: “I receive letters, emails recommending unrealizable players to me. But it starts from a good feeling, they want good players at Brest.

“I think I’m going to set up an email address that will serve as an idea box.”

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