Real Madrid are ready to pass on signing permanently Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

AS says Adebayor's form hasn't convinced Real chiefs to pursue an outright deal for the on-loan centre-forward.

City want €16 million for Adebayor rising to €21 million based on appearances and success.

City manager Roberto Mancini, meanwhile, hasn't publicly ruled out working with the former Arsenal forward next season.

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