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Mancini: Lots of interest in Adebayor

April 8, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Roberto Mancini says there is little chance of Emmanuel Adebayor playing for Manchester City next season but has warned Tottenham Hotspur they will face a fight for his signature.

Emmanuel Adebayor
GettyImagesSpurs hope to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent basis

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Mancini has offered Adebayor few opportunities since taking charge at Eastlands, and he was allowed to join Real Madrid in the 2010-2011 campaign before joining Spurs on a season-long loan in the summer.

He has hit 13 goals for Spurs so far but, asked whether there could be a place for him at City, Mancini said: "At this moment no, because we have four strikers and it's impossible for this."

Harry Redknapp has made clear that he would like Adebayor to stay at White Hart Lane on a permanent basis but, while Mancini would be happy to let him leave, there are other clubs waiting in the wings.

"Adebayor is playing well and I am happy for him," Mancini said. "He's a good guy and a good player and I am happy. If at the end of the season he wants to stay at Tottenham, they will buy him, or another team will. There are a lot of teams that want Manu."

Spurs have the option to sign Adebayor this summer but may be unable to meet his wage demands.