The Telegraph says the Italian giants have already prised midfielder Mathieu Flamini from the Emirates Stadium this summer. And sources in Italy claim manager Carlo Ancelotti, fresh from spurning Chelsea's advances to take over at Stamford Bridge, is set to turn his attention towards buying Adebayor.

Sources in Italy claim Adebayor met officials of the Italian club this week and agreed to move to the seven-time European champions. But those reports are at odds with his most recent statements, in which he claimed he was determined to help Arsenal win the Premier League next season.