Real Madrid are set to offer Emmanuel Adebayor a way out of Manchester City with as they look to replace the injured Gonzalo Higuain, according to The Guardian.
The 26-year-old striker has featured just 12 times this season and City’s recent acquisition of Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko has cast doubts over Adebayor’s future at the club.
Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has spoken of his desire to bring another forward to the Santiago Bernabeu as he will be without talisman Gonzalo Higuain for at least four months due to injury.
Mourinho has been told by the Real hierarchy that he cannot buy any new players during the January transfer window but it appears a loan deal is still on the cards and the former Arsenal striker is believed to be near the top of the list of potential loanees.
Mancini: Creative tension to blame.
Roberto Mancini has put the recent influx of personal disputes between his players on the training ground down to “creative tensions”.
Reports of bust-ups between several Manchester City players have surfaced over the past few months and Mancini revealed the matters have been dealt with and four players – Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure, Mario Balotelli and Jerome Boateng – have been fined.
The former Inter Milan boss has played down the significance of altercations between players and rumours of division amongst his squad, revealing that, as a player, he was involved in five fights on the training pitch: “I played football and I know that in every team sometimes these things can happen because when you stay and train every day and play a match at 100 per cent, it can happen.
“I had about five fights in my career. One time when I was young I had a fight in training against Trevor Francis.” Mancini continued: “It’s never serious because it starts and finishes in two minutes and in the dressing room everything is finished.”
City want Ganso.
Manchester City will be battling against archrivals Manchester United for the signing of 21-year-old Santos forward Paulo Henrique Ganso, according to The Daily Mail.
The young Brazilian has attracted the attention of both halves of Manchester in recent performances and appears to be on his way out of Santos after an outburst against the club over contract negotiations.
Ganso had been promised a new deal in August but after five months negotiations are still non-existent and the youngster has voiced his frustration by hitting out against the Brazilian side: “Nothing has been resolved, there is no signature on the contract.” He added: “It has been five months and nothing. To not be valued by your club is complicated. Talks were closed because Santos stopped coming to me.”
Ganso is said to be one of Santos’ most important players but with the current feud with his club it is believed he will be looking for a way out in the near future and Manchester is a potential destination for the full international but whether he will be sporting the blue of City or the red of United remains to be seen.