Real Madrid may buy back Alvaro Negredo from Sevilla if Manchester City refuse to drop their asking price for Emmanuel Adebayor.

Real are keen to sign permanently Togo star Adebayor - but not for the €16 million City are demanding.

Should City dig in their heels, AS says Real will turn to former Real Madrid Castilla star Negredo.

The option to buy back Negredo is €2.1 million less than Adebayor's current price-tag and his personal terms are also significantly cheaper.

Real have already bought back Jose Callejon from Epanyol in the last 24 hours.

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