Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has been suspended from all involvement with the club after the FA confirmed the Ivory Coast international had failed a drugs test.
The former Arsenal defender tested positive in an ‘A’ sample testing and will now be the subject of a legal investigation.
The substance is believed to be contained in a dietary supplement, in which the player tested positive for following the Manchester Derby.
The finding means that Toure is ruled out of City’s weekend clash at Wigan, and that ban may rise as the proceedings commence, which could see Toure ruled out of important cup games against Dynamo Kiev and Reading.
Manchester City released the following statement on their website; “Manchester City can confirm that the FA has informed Kolo Toure that an ‘A-sample’ provided by him has tested positive for a specified substance.”
“As result of this, he has been suspended from participating in all first-team and non-first-team matches pending the outcome of the legal process.
“There will be no further comment from the football club at this stage.”
Toure could face up to a two year ban from football as the World Anti-doping agency punishment can range from a warning to a full two year ban.