Tuesday, 28 July 2009

BBC, SSN: Touré talks

From BBC Sport:
Manchester City are close to signing Arsenal defender Kolo Toure for about £15m, BBC Sport understands...

Newspaper reports that Toure has agreed personal terms with City are premature but the deal is expected to be completed by the end of this week.

Sky Sports are also reporting that we are close to agreeing a £16m fee, and that Touré will fly back from Austria for a medical soon.


Gary said...

Hey - So 16 mil seems a lot, but there you go! I am not sure what MH plans are in defence.
Richards, Toure, Kompany, Bridge
Zab, Toure, Onuoha, Bridge

If we buy Lescott as well, where does VK or NO play - let alone Dunne!! Do we not need a left back as well?

trinder said...

If the papers give a good collective sense of Hughes' intentions, Toure will be joined by Lescott or Upson. That surely, Gary, leaves the only defensive debate over who plays right back: Richards or Zabaleta.

433 said...

Now Kolo's a different story. I love that guy. Hate to see him go. I bet he'll be great for Man City. He's past his peak, maybe, but he's been brilliant for Arsenal. He's definitely been one of my favorite players.

Gary said...

OK so thats:
Richards Toure Lescott Bridge
For first team and
Zab Onuoha Dunne Kompany Garrido!?

Me I think Dunne will be off if we sign Toure and Lescott.
Flog Garrido - who is the youth left back? Stick him in.
Also what is VK and Zab going to do?