Toure captain Manchester City in the 2009-10 season.
Toure captain Manchester City in the 2009-10 season. Reuters

Manchester City center-back Kolo Toure has tested positive for drugs and has been suspended.

The Football Association notified the 29-year-old back that his A sample was positive for a specified substance.

City confirmed the news in a statement and added that he would remain suspended pending the outcome of the legal process. The club also declined to comment on the matter only saying: There will be no further comment from the football club at this stage.

Hamilton midfielder Simon Mensing tested positive for a specified substance, as well, and served a four-week ban. Toure now has to wait for the legal process to unfold before learning the extent of his punishment.

It is a disappointment for the Ivory Coast International who captained the City side for a year since arriving from Arsenal in July 2009.

Toure has 85 caps for the Ivory Coast.

Kolo Toure is the older brother of Manchester City teammate Yaya Toure.