While the Togo international may, according to his agent, not be "greedy", described as "humble kid from the street" and "in love" with Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has sent a clear message he has no intentions of letting Adebayor - or anyone else for that matter - hold the club to ransom over excessive wage demands.

The Barclays Premier League club are, according to Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani, not willing to accept anything less than what they consider full market value for Adebayor, plucked from Monaco in a £7million deal 18 months ago and who smashed 30 goals last season.

"The request for £35.8million by Arsenal is an impossible request," Galliani said on the Italian club's website, www.acmilan.com.