Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has shut the door on a return for Emmanuel Adebayor next season.

Adebayor has been outstanding on-loan at Tottenham this term.

"He is playing well and I am happy for him," said the Italian. "If at the end of the season he wants to stay at Tottenham they can buy him, but there are a lot of teams who want him.

"I don't think he will come back here, because we have four strikers and it is impossible."