Adebayor maybe leaving the Emirates finally.
The Carlos Tevez transfer is in the bag but City wants to add Emmanuel Adebayor to its complement of eight strikers for more firepower. They have offered Arsenal more than £20 million and Ade £150,000 a week in wages.
A good deal and one that should give Wenger some cash to splash on a replacement in Marouane Chamakh as well as a quality holding midfielder.
Talks are progressing at a rapid pace after City failed to land Samuel Eto'o. With City's deep pockets, if Arsenal dig in they could get the full £25 million for Adebayor.
What does this mean for City? They get a striker who if he is on top of his game can score 30 goals like he did for Arsenal in the 2007-2008 season. But Adebayor's work rate and finishing touch can be frustrating to fans. He disappears against physical defenses. He does not have an overpowering outside shot, most of his goals are scored through dinks and deflections.
This season will be the acid test for Mark Hughes. If City signs John Terry and Joleon Lescott as planned then they have a squad that should immediately challenge for the Premiership. At minimum they should be able to achieve a CL spot. There are doubts that Hughes will be the most effective person to manage this amount of talent.