Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is set for a massive pay-day if he agrees to join Manchester City.

The Daily Mail says City were last night closing in on an incredible £25million deal for Adebayor after finally completing the signing of Carlos Tevez.

Manager Mark Hughes has been given surprising encouragement by Arsenal in his move for Adebayor and the deal could even be completed today. The Togo forward is expected to open talks on a five-year deal worth £170,000 a week.

City moved for Adebayor over the weekend after giving up on a deal to bring in Samuel Eto'o from Barcelona. Eto'o tried to push a move through late on but City had grown tired of waiting for him.

Despite Adebayor's status as Arsenal's top striker over the last two seasons, manager Arsene Wenger is keen to sell.