Toure open to Gunners switch

Toure open to Gunners switch

Published May. 9, 2010 1:25 p.m. ET

Yaya Toure's agent has hinted the Barcelona star could move to Arsenal as part of a deal which would see Cesc Fabregas head the other way.

Barca have been linked again with a swoop for Fabregas in the summer having long courted the 23-year-old playmaker, a product of their youth academy who left Camp Nou to join the Gunners as a teenager back in 2003.

It is thought that the Primera Division giants, who were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League at the last four stage to Inter Milan last month, see the Spanish international as the missing piece of the puzzle and are ready to offer £25million plus Toure.

And the Ivory Coast ace's agent Dimitri Seluk has not ruled out the possibility of his client heading to the Emirates Stadium, with Arsene Wenger a keen admirer of the combative midfielder's talents.

"Yaya is happy at Barcelona and will only leave for a big project at a big club," Seluk said in The People.

"But in England there are sides with great prestige and that could be decisive. Arsene Wenger knows Yaya, and I am convinced he could be a success with Arsenal."