Kolo Toure handed in a transfer request in January after an altercation with fellow Arsenal defender William Gallas. The Ivory Coast International has just one year remaining on his contract and reports suggested that Arsenal are prepared to accept a bid from City for around £15 million - this would be seen as good business for a 28-year-old squad player in the last year of his contract. Despite Kolo forcing his way back into the first team towards the end of last season.
The sale of Kolo to Manchester City (Arsenal's new competition for 4th place) could cause more divide at boardroom level, after leading shareholder Alisher Usmanov's associate Farhad Moshiri spoke publicly regarding the sale of Adebayor to City : "Adebayor averaged 20 goals a season so, unless we replace him with a striker of that talent, we'll be weaker... ...The most worrying thing because Man City, with their enormous firepower, are one of the challengers for the forth spot. I'd have felt better if he had been sold to any other club than Man City."
The Manchester Evening News claim that whilst reports that a bid has been accepted may not be true, they believe that discussions are in an advanced position and an agreement could be reached within the next 24-hours with the London club.