In his pomp Toure would have been a major coup for West Ham but barely featured for the Blues after Pep Guardiola's arrival at the Etihad and turned 35 last month.
West Ham have been busy this summer making five quality signings with the promise of more to come.
Ryan Fredericks and Jack Wilshere have arrived in what look like superb free transfer deals and they join record defender signing Issa Diop, goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski and Ukraine star Andriy Yarmolenko at the club.
That has divided West Ham fans on Twitter, here is a selection of their reactions to the reports.
If Pel wants him i will have him— Steve wilkinson (@Steveoldhammer) July 11, 2018
I'd take him. Perhaps with a coaching role?— Jezza72 (@DentonJez) July 11, 2018
Id personally take him for 1-2 seasons , )— Zak simo (@zak_sims) July 11, 2018
West Ham would do well to give a wide swerve to this spoilt man child.— Ron Wilson (@danser456) July 12, 2018
A typical WHU signing. They should steer clear.— Adam (@AdLovesCurry) July 12, 2018
Nah........he’s not old enough yet— Grant jordan (@grantjordan72) July 12, 2018
No chance!— donnerthehammer (@donthehammer1) July 12, 2018
good move— Daniel Kwaw Emnem (@dekamnm) July 12, 2018
Good move.— Mhehoh (@mhehoh) July 12, 2018