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Arsenal 'offer Adebayor to Milan'

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

AC Milan claim Arsenal are ready to sell Emmanuel Adebayor, a month after insisting he was not available.

The Gunners told Milan on 13 June that the striker, 24, was not for sale.

But Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani revealed the Gunners have since written to the Italian club to say they have changed their position.

Galliani told Italian TV station Antenna 3: "I have a letter from Arsenal that says 'we will consider a deal if it still interests you'."

However, the clubs still need to agree a fee, with Milan unwilling to meet Arsenal's 36m valuation of the Togo international.


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

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

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.

see also
Parlour looks set for retirement
08 Jul 08 |  Arsenal
Barcelona fail in Arshavin move
07 Jul 08 |  Europe
AC Milan track Drogba & Adebayor
07 Jul 08 |  Football
AC Milan make Adebayor approach
19 Jun 08 |  Arsenal
Adebayor receives BBC award
04 Jun 08 |  African
Adebayor dismisses exit rumours
09 May 08 |  Arsenal

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