Arsenal - Ade not for sale
Gunners warn Milan and Barca, but Hleb exit expected
Last Updated: 07/07/08 8:46am
Adebayor: Barca and Milan target
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood insists the club have no intention of selling star striker Emmanuel Adebayor at any price.
"We have absolutely no intention of releasing Adebayor."
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Barcelona and Milan are keen on the Togo international, who is under contract at Emirates Stadium until 2011, and the former have reportedly had a £25million offer rejected.
Both Barca and Milan are eager to rebuild after disappointing seasons last year and neither are expected to give up their pursuit of Adebayor without a fight.
However, Arsenal have responded to calls from Adebayor's agent Stephane Courbis to demonstrate their desire to keep the 24-year-old and are adamant they will not be selling.
"We want him (Adebayor) to stay," Hill-Wood said in the Daily Telegraph.
"Adebayor still has a long time left on his contract and we have absolutely no intention of releasing him from that contract."
Meanwhile, Hill-Wood expects Alexander Hleb - a target of Barca, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich - to leave Arsenal.
Manager Arsene Wenger has already seen Mathieu Flamini join Milan on a free transfer and Hill-Wood is also braced for Hleb's Emirates exit.
"Hleb has made it clear he wants to go," Hill-Wood added. "I think maybe he will go."