Adebayor agent claims contact
Emmanuel Adebayor's agent claims a 'very important team' has made contact about the Arsenal striker.
Last Updated: 24/06/09 10:43am
Emmanuel Adebayor's agent claims a 'very important team' has made contact about the Arsenal striker, but there has been no interest from Chelsea or Manchester United.
Tabloid speculation has claimed that the Gunners have offered Adebayor to Serie A rivals AC Milan and Inter Milan in an attempt to prevent the Togo ace joining Chelsea.
Milan tried to sign Adebayor last summer and former Rossoneri coach Carlo Ancelotti's move to Chelsea has prompted rumours the forward could also head to Stamford Bridge.
Premier League champions United have also been linked with a bid, but the player's agent Stephane Courbis says Arsenal's domestic rivals have not been in touch.
"As of today, I have not even got evidence to speak of presumed interest from Chelsea and Manchester United," Courbis told calciomercato.it.
"It's a given fact that Carlo Ancelotti likes the player seeing that last year he tried to sign him for Milan, although Chelsea have not contacted us.
"We have not received any calls, not from Milan or Ancelotti. Another team has contacted us, but I cannot say anything, it's a very important team."
Courbis also confirmed there has been no meeting with Milan and is confident Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not looking to cash in on the £25million-rated former Monaco man.
He added: "There has not been any meeting with Milan for Adebayor and lately I have not received a call on their behalf.
"This doesn't mean Ade is for sale to resolve Arsenal's economic problems. I spoke with Arsene Wenger this morning and he told me nothing of the kind."