Arsenal's Adebayor knows Man City want him

Manchester City are intensifying their pursuit of Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Manchester City are intensifying their pursuit of Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The News of the World says City officials first contacted his advisors last October. But they were told to try again in the summer - despite the striker having just signed an £80,000-a-week deal - when Arsene Wenger might be more willing to do business for around £21million.

City have since asked his agent Stephane Courbis to be kept up with developments as the African looks for the Emirates exit.

A source said: "City made their interest known and have no problem finding the fee or increasing his pay. It is not definite Adebayor will leave Arsenal but looks more likely than last year."