Arsenal ready to replace Toure with this £9 million Premier League defender

With Kolo Toure close to joining Manchester City for a reported fee of £16 million, Arsenal will no doubt need to bring a new defender to the Emirates in the coming weeks.

One man who has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal is Fulham defender Brede Hangeland. The Norwegian international was one of the Premier League’s top performers last season earning some high praise from Fulham boss Roy Hodgson.

The 28-year old has been offered a new deal at Craven Cottage, however it is believed Hangeland is waiting to see if any offers come in for him and it is now understood that Arsene Wenger is weighing up a possible £9 million bid.

Roy Hodgson has always maintained that he would never stand in Hangeland’s way if he wanted to join a bigger club. I would be a little bit surprised to still see Hangeland wearing the white of Fulham next season. There is no doubt he is one of the best defenders in the league and I feel should he sign for the Gunners, he would prove a massive success.

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