Adebayor stalls...just bleedin' go, pal

Blimey, it is dragging on isn’t it? And after an interminable wait to land Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg, we know only too well about waiting. But this time it’s not waiting to welcome a player in, rather than to wave him goodbye. With a two-fingered salute probably. Yes, the Emmanuel Adebayor transfer saga rumbles on to another day and the papers show no signs of growing bored of the striker’s impending move to Manchester City.
The Guardian tells us that Adebayor needs time to think. Think, eh? That may take a while.
It adds: “Adebayor has asked for more time to mull over his proposed move because he fears it could lead to strong criticisms of his motives in his native Togo. The striker’s misgivings are such that City have been forced to delay plans for a medical while he considers their offer of a salary worth in excess of £150,000 a week.”
The Sun concurs and claims the lanky forward will have his medical today ahead of the switch after holding more talks with City, adding: “A dispute over the terms on offer to Adebayor, which threatened to KO the move, was ironed out last night.” But Adebayor shouldn’t keep Mark Hughes waiting too long, if the Daily Mail is to be believed. They insist that City will consider a fresh move for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan should they fail to seal a £25m deal for the Gunners star.
“The Arsenal striker’s representatives have held talks with City but there is still some difference on personal terms. Barcelona are keen also on Forlan but Atletico want around £30m,” it continues.
The Daily Star are rather too fond of calling City the “richest club on earth” but are on message with the other papers that Adebayor has stalled, is thinking, weighing up his options, considering his future etc etc etc — and will complete the City deal today.
Encouragingly it does reiterate Arsene Wenger’s keenness to offload the troublesome Togolese talisman (and I challenge you to find alliteration of that quality at 7.30am on a Friday morning, post bottle of Chablis and a curry).
So he’s still off then. What is “laters Ade” in Togolese anyway?

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