Man City line up £100m bid for three defenders
Transfer Talk: Man City swoop for Kolo Toure and refuse to give up on John Terry, as Arsenal move for Brazilian wonderkid Wellington
The Eastlands revolution continues apace as Manchester City close in on Arsenal defender Kolo Toure and remain confident of signing fellow defenders John Terry and Joleon Lescott for a combined fee of around £100m.
The Sunday Times reports that Toure, urged to move by former clubmate Emmanuel Adebayor, has been seduced by City's double-your-money wage offer and will cost £15m.
Boss Mark Hughes has also offered Everton £20m plus England under-21 international Nedum Onuoha for Lescott.
The paper says that City's interest in Terry is far from finished and they will push the fee beyond £40m to secure his services. The player's refusal to rule out a move is keeping Mark Hughes interested.
Another Chelsea star attracting interest from other clubs is Salomon Kalou. The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to offer £7m for him.
The same paper also claims that Wenger is on the verge of signing the 17-year-old Brazilian 'wonderkid' Wellington. The teenager had attracted interest from Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea, but it seems he is set to join the Gunners.
Aston Villa are set to sign Totteham midfielder Jermaine Jenas as Villa boss Martin O'Neill offloads Nigel Reo-Coker and Craig Gardner to make room for him. Alan Hutton could also be leaving Spurs to join Everton in a £7m deal.
However, Harry Redknapp is leading the chase for Leeds midfielder Fabien Delph, valued at £6m and the Spurs boss will also head to Amsterdam to thrash out a deal with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after agreeing an £18m deal with Real Madrid. ·
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