Arsenal have told AC Milan they're not interested in opening talks over the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor.

Reports in Italy have now stated that Adebayor's transfer to Milan has been shelved.

"For the moment we don't intend to open negotiations for the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor," La Gazzetta quoted a message from Arsenal to Milan as saying.

La Gazzetta also reported that Milan were willing to wait until later in the summer before renewing their interest, to give Wenger time to bring in a replacement.