Man City ahead of Arsenal for want-away Barcelona midfielder Toure

Manchester City are ready to beat Arsenal for want-away Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure.

Manchester City are ready to beat Arsenal for want-away Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure.

City can outstrip the Gunners on wages and are keen on a midfield enforcer after failing to land McDonald Mariga or Fernando Gago in January, instead turning to Patrick Vieira as a short-term option.

And Toure's agent Dimitri Selcuk said: "Toure is not going to replace Cesc (Fabregas). He will not play for Arsenal.

"There are very big clubs who are interested and we like these options more."