Kotoko Eye Hearts Defender Rueben Gnagne

Kumasi Asante Kotoko are reportedly planning a move for Hearts of Oak captain Rueben Gnagne, Ghanasportsonline.com has learnt. Ghanasportsonline.com checks reveal that the Ghana Champions have been keeping taps on the Ivorian import who have just six months left on his contract. The 23-year-old has been impressive since joining the Phobians from Red Bull Soccer two seasons ago. His outstanding performance in the first Capital plus Premier League last season saw him being nominated to compete for the best defender award having helped the Rainbow Club finish third in the league. Ghanasportsonline.com has gathered that the player has received several calls from Kotoko officials who are looking forward in beefing up their backline ahead of next season�s Premier League and CAF Champions League competition. Failure on the part of Hearts of Oak to renew the contract of the highly-rated central defender could possibly see him making a surprise move to their bitter rivals.