Manchester City & Arsenal Strike £15m Deal For Kolo Toure - Report

They may have missed out on one London-based defender, but the Citizens are set to sign up another...
According to The Daily Mail, Manchester City have struck a £15 million deal with Arsenal for Kolo Toure.

The Sky Blues had been chasing John Terry, but the England captain announced earlier this week that he would remain at Chelsea.

Thus, Mark Hughes has moved swiftly for Toure, whose place at Ashburton Grove has been in doubt ever since his well-documented spat with William Gallas last season.

The arrival of Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax has only raised further questions about the Ivorian stopper's long-term prospects in London, and now it seems a move to Eastlands is all but sealed.

It is understood that Toure has already agreed personal terms with City, and that he will earn in the vicinity of £120,000 per week - twice what he has been raking in at the Emirates.

The Citizens, who are still chasing Everton's Joleon Lescott and West Ham United's Matthew Upson, are expected to officially present the 28-year-old later this week.

Mike Maguire, Goal.com