Mancini now says that a number of clubs are looking at the former Arsenal man.
Mancini said: "Adebayor is playing well and I am happy for him. He's a good guy and a good player and I am happy.
"If at the end of the season he wants to stay at Tottenham they will buy him, or another team will. There are a lot of teams that want Manu."
Mancini insisted that he did not see a future for the player, who cost City £24million, at the Etihad Stadium.
"At this moment, no because we have four strikers and it's impossible for this."