Arsenal defender heading for Manchester?

Manchester City are ready to make a surprise January move for Arsenal defender Kolo Toure. With opening of the January transfer window getting ever nearer, the world's richest club are preparing to strengthen their squad and City boss Mark Hughes has now set his sights on a move for Toure.

The Ivory Coast international has struggled to nail down a first team place in the centre of the Gunners defence in recent months and with first team football virtually guaranteed at Eastlands he may be tempted by a possible move. Hughes is looking to improve his defensive options once the window opens on January 1st and Toure is seen as a possible acquisition.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is likely to fight to hold onto the 27-year old, however if City were to offer somewhere in the region of £15 million for Toure he may well be tempted to take the money. I have always rated Toure and as a City fan myself I feel he would be a very good signing. City currently have Richard Dunne and Micah Richards in centre-back, so Hughes may opt to put Toure in either right or left back if he was to sign him.

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