Adebayor saga rumbles on as striker refuses to pledge his future to Arsenal
20 May 2009 11:27
Emmanuel Adebayor's agent has refused to commit his client's future to Arsenal.
Sportsmail reported yesterday that Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan will battle it out for his signature this summer as Arsene Wenger prepares to cut his losses on the Togo international. Chelsea have also shown an interest in bringing him to Stamford Bridge.
And Adebayor's agent Stephane Courbis has admitted he will meet Wenger at the end of the season to discuss the 25-year-old striker's next move.
'I do not know if the future of Emmanuel is with Arsenal,' Courbis told Calcio Mercato.'The only certainty is that at the end of the season I will meet with Wenger to asses the situation.'
But Courbis insisted he has not yet held talks over Adebayor's future. 'I have not spoken with Wenger, as I have also not spoken with Chelsea,' he added.
'I have to take stock of the situation with Wenger and at this moment it is premature to talk about any of these things.'
Courbis also played down criticism of Adebayor's recent performances from a section of Arsenal fans.
'Emmanuel is not criticised by the entire stadium, some of the fans think that way, some another.' he said.
'That dispute is only a small part of things, and Wenger has defended the boy which only shows what a good relationship there is between the coach and Emmanuel.'