Adebayor agents offer him to Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo; Emmanuel Adebayor

The Togolese striker’s representatives offered their man to Old Trafford club after Manchester City balk at wage demands

LAST UPDATED AT 09:34 ON Thu 16 Jul 2009

The Emmanuel Adebayor transfer saga took a quite unexpected twist yesterday when it emerged that the Togolese striker's advisors had offered him to Manchester United. The Daily Mail reveals that the £25m Arsenal centre forward was seeking wages of £170,000 a week from Manchester City, whom he had been in negotiations with earlier this week. After the Eastlands club played hardball on his demands, Adebayor's agents then skipped off across town to hawk their man around Old Trafford. The 25-year-old has alienated fans and players alike at the Emirates this season after a series of underwhelming performances...

Stewart Downing, Middlesbrough and England's talented left-sided winger, is set to leave the Riverside for Aston Villa for a fee of £12m, reports the Daily Telegraph. Despite Downing currently nursing a broken foot - ironically enough caused by an Aston Villa player last season - Villa boss Martin O'Neill has swooped for the 24-year-old. The arrival of Downing at Villa Park could mean that Ashley Young, the incumbent in the left wing position, is likely to be off to a bigger club this summer - Manchester United had been talked of as a potential destination...

Sunderland has had a bid of £12m accepted by Portsmouth for their England international striker Peter Crouch, but the south coasters have now left the ball in the 28-year-old's court as to whether he wants to make a move to the north-east, according to the Guardian. Crouch only moved to Fratton Park last summer, and while he is keen to leave the chaotic club, he is known to prefer a move to Fulham or Milan, however neither of those clubs has yet to make a formal bid for him. Crouch's departure would leave Portsmouth with just 14 outfield first-team squad members...

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson will however need to fill a striking berth at Craven Cottage after agreeing yesterday to sell Bobby Zamora to Hull City for £5m, the Times reports. Zamora joined the west Londoners as part of a double transfer with John Pantsil last summer, but only scored two league goals and while his all-round play has impressed Hodgson was happy to take Hull's money for the 28-year-old. Zamora is the second Fulham player in seven months to make the journey to the KC Stadium, following Jimmy Bullard who has been injured since his £5m move in January... · 

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