Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kolo Touré transfer request turned down

Out of favour Arsenal defender Kolo Touré has had his transfer request turned down by Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood. With the arrival of Mikaël Silvestre and continued growth of Johan Djourou, the Côte d’Ivoire international has seen his playing time dwindle and interested in a move, reputedly to Manchester City.

Addressing the situation to the Daily Star Peter Hill-Wood said:

“I know about it (the transfer request) but we are not going to accept it.

“We are not looking to let any of our players go and he is under contract - and we expect him to honour it.”