AS Monaco are offering Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor a surprise return.

Adebayor, 26, is desperate to quit Eastlands and Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is favourite to land him.

But Adebayor spent three years in Monaco - helping them to the Champions League final in 2004 - before joining Arsenal in a £7million move in 2006 and would not turn down a return, says the People.

Both Real and Monaco will look to sign Adebayor on loan with a view to a permanent switch at the end of the season.

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