Sky Sports News understands Manchester City have held talks with Arsenal over the possible signing of striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Adebayor has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer, with a number of European clubs said to be interested in his services.

Sky Sports News' chief news reporter Bryan Swanson has been told talks between City and Arsenal are at the "early stages", with an initial fee discussed in the region of £20million, and no bid has yet been made.


It is funny how certain transfer reports can drag on and on, yet with others they can come to fruition relatively quickly before the press get a real hold on the story.

I'm always reticent to place too much emphasis on reports broken by Sky Sports, but it does sound as though there is something in this. It is a strange one though, as you wouldn't assume Adebayor would be tick the boxes for Mark Hughes. Talent wise, he can't been questioned and has a good record at Arsenal, but the reaction of Arsenal fans has been such that he isn't the most universally popular player.

If, as finally hoped, Tevez arrives this week, we are hardly short of options in attack so it isn't an obvious addition to the squad. For me, if we are adding in attack, preference would be for a real 'true' goalscorer.

I'm guessing this could potentially be a signing that really divides opinion.