Manchester City chiefs won't move for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie while Emmanuel Adebayor remains on the books. The Sunday Mirror says that signing Van Persie will remain an impossible dream while Adebayor stays.

The Dutchman still hasn't forgiven his former Emirates team-mate for the stamp which left him nursing a head wound and earned Adebayor a three-match ban for violent conduct when City beat Arsenal 4-2 in an explosive encounter in September 2009.

Like City, Manchester United and Juventus will not meet Arsenal's £30m valuation.

But Adebayor's continuing presence at the Etihad is a stumbling block for City.