Manchester City outcast Emmanuel Adebayor has agreed to join Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.
The Togolese forward will travel to Spain on Wednesday to undergo a medical with the Spanish club, who have the option to purchase the striker at the end of his loan spell.
Adebayor arrived at Eastlands in 2009 when he moved from Arsenal for £25m. He went on to score 19 goals in 36 starts for the club but has fallen out of favour with Mancini with the arrival of Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko.
Capello gives Hart warning.
England boss Fabio Capello has warned goalkeeper Joe Hart to cut the mistakes out of his game in order to remain England’s No. 1.
Hart started the season in impressive form but a series of high profile errors, notably the FA Cup howler at Leicester that forced City into a replay, has not gone unnoticed by Capello.
“Joe Hart has made mistakes and it is important for him to understand he has to be focused at every moment” said Capello.
“It is difficult to play for a team that has to win and Manchester City have spent a lot of money to win. He has to understand that when you play against another team, in the middle or the bottom of the table, this team will play against you 110 per cent.”
Kompany: Title race alive.
Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City are still very much in the hunt for the three available trophies.
Despite a dominant performance at Villa Park, City succumbed to their fifth defeat of the campaign thanks to a debut goal from Darren Bent. Kompany knows City have lost vital ground on two of their closest rivals, but he doesn’t believe the damage is irreparable.
“Does this defeat end our title hopes? Well, one loss and apparently you’re out of it, and a defeat for the other teams up there and you’re back in again.
“I’m not worried about how we’ll respond to losing this match because we have bounced back after previous set-backs and we’ll do it again. The Premier League has proved again that it is full of surprises and there will be more twists and turns to come, without a doubt.”