City medical for Adebayor

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Man City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed Emmanuel Adebayor is undergoing a medical at Eastlands.

Arsenal striker moving closer to Eastlands switch

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has confirmed Emmanuel Adebayor is undergoing a medical at Eastlands. The Arsenal striker emerged as another transfer target for cash-rich City earlier this month and his proposed move is edging ever closer. Hughes, who is currently with his squad on a pre-season tour of South Africa, admitted talks with the Gunners over the Togo international were ongoing at the press conference which saw Carlos Tevez unveiled. With Roque Santa Cruz having also joined the ambitious North West outfit from Blackburn, Hughes will be overflowing with forward options for the new season. Record signing Robinho and Wales international Craig Bellamy complete a quintet of frontmen who will be vying for a place in the starting XI. Adebayor travelled to Manchester on Wednesday to attend a hearing which saw the formality of a work permit application go through without a hitch. The 24-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Monaco in a £7million deal in January 2006, will now be examined by City's medical staff with a fee of £25million reported to have been agreed between the two clubs. Hughes told Sky Sports News: "We are looking to add to the obvious qualities that we already have. It is all about having options and flexibility and a real goal threat. "Emmanuel is a player I have admired from afar for many years. He is a proven Premier League goalscorer. He will be a very good addition for us." Adebayor was omitted from Arsenal's squad for Saturday's pre-season friendly against Barnet.

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