"The player is fine at Arsenal, but when Milan come in for you it's difficult to tell them no," Stephane Courbis told Corriere dello Sport. "I know that Milan have contacted Arsenal and now everything depends on what Arsenal want to do.
"I'm not an Arsenal director and so I can't say if the club have changed their mind about the player and (if so) why.
"I know that Milan is one of the biggest clubs in the world and, when they want to take you, you have to really consider it. It's difficult to say no to Milan."
According to Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani, the club has been given permission to talk to Chelsea star Didier Drogba and, amid reports his club are keen to offload the striker, it had been expected that that they would make the Ivory Coast star their main addition up front.
However, Courbis believes Milan would prefer Adebayor to Drogba as they want to inject some youth into their ageing squad.
"With Adebayor, Pato and Kaka, who in the world would do better?
"It's true that Milan have quite an old squad, but this is why they signed Flamini and that's also why they want to sign Adebayor, who is 24 years old, whereas Drogba is 30.
"This is what Milan wants."