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Adebayor covers all the bases by claiming a return to Man City is possible

Emmanuel Adebayor after indicating a move to Tottenham would suit him has now claimed a return to Manchester City after a loan spell with Real Madrid is also on the cards. The former Arsenal striker has had a difficult relationship with Blues boss Roberto Mancini and eventually left Eastlands for Madrid in January after making only eight Premier League appearances this term, scoring just one goal.

"The relationship broke off when we were playing Chelsea at home and he put me on for the last 15 or 30 seconds," the 27 year old recalled in an interview with BBC's Football Focus.

"I wasn't forcing him to play me. I just wanted him to treat me with respect by not playing me for the last 15 seconds.

"From then it went bad. He was not talking to me anymore.

"But of course (there is a way back). Some people don't talk to their fathers for 10 or 15 years but one day you go back.

"If I have to go back we will talk about it like two grown men and solve the problem.

"All I need is to be happy where I am playing football."

The Togo international will be nothing more than an interested observer as City try to end their 35-year trophy drought by beating Stoke in Saturday's FA Cup final.

"A part of me is, yes," said Adebayor, when asked if he was sad how things had turned out.

"I want to be part of this club. I want to be part of the team that creates history.

"But unfortunately I am not going to be there.

"Who knows what will happen next year. Maybe next year with me, we are going to win the league or the Champions League.

"I wish them the best of luck for Saturday. I will be there with them in spirit.

"If they win and if there is a party trust me I will be there if I have the day off because I am part of the club."

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