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Agent says Adebayor move still on

Emmanuel Adebayor
Arsenal put a high price on Adebayor's head

Emmanuel Adebayor's switch to AC Milan could be back on after Arsenal dropped their asking price, according to the agent working for the Serie A club.

Vincenzo Morabito said Arsenal have almost halved their original price tag of 35m for the 24-year-old striker.

"We're working to make the deal easier," Morabito told Antenna3.

"We're arriving at more reasonable figures. They're still a lot, but much less than the 45m euros that were initially asked for."

Morabito added: "A bit more than half. More than that of Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba but they are a little bit older."

The Gunners told Milan on 13 June that the striker was not for sale, but the Italian club's vice-president Adriano Galliani said the Gunners have since written to him to say they had changed their position.

Galliani told the same Italian TV station: "I have a letter from Arsenal that says 'we will consider a deal if it still interests you'."

Milan said in June that Adebayor was their "sole transfer target" of the summer, although they later said they could not afford him.

Galliani said he had spoken to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about a deal but that they are "divided" on the player's value.

After selling Alberto Gilardino to Fiorentina and with Ronaldo out of action because of a serious knee injury, Milan have made signing a striker their top priority, although Barcelona also covet Adebayor, who scored 30 goals in 48 games last season.

"If Adebayor decides to leave, Milan definitely want him but it is clear that if an offer arrives from Barcelona it would be difficult for him to say no," Galliani added.

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