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Blackburn have spending power to land Man City striker Adebayor

Blackburn Rovers are moving for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Mirror says Rovers boss Steve Kean's top priority is signing a big-name striker and Adebayor tops the list, along with Roma's Mirko Vucinic and Amauri of Juventus.

Manchester City are desperate to offload Adebayor, just two years after splashing out £25million to sign him from Arsenal.

Real Madrid failed to exercise the option to make his loan spell permanent before Monday's deadline.

City may now accept as little as £10m for Adebayor, with manager Roberto Mancini adamant he does not want the player back at their Carrington base for pre-season training.

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