Sunday, July 20, 2008

Adebayor MUST Report Back on Monday - Wenger

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said he expected to meet with Emmanuel Adebayor, subject of transfer speculation over the summer break, report for Monday training.

The Togo striker has been the subject of persistent rumours of a move to AC Milan, but the Serie A giants have baulked at a 28 million euros fee when the Italians are not in the lucrative Champions League in the coming season.

Adebayor was top scorer for the Gunners last season with 30 goals but wants an improved wage deal.

But Wenger told Sky Sports News: "Adebayor is under contract and we expect him to turn up on Monday and practise with us."

Arsenal, after edging Barnet 2-1 in a pre-season friendly, will head to a training camp in Austria at the end of the month prior to hosting the Emirates Cup also involving Juventus, Real Madrid and a Hamburg side now coached by former Tottenham manager Martin Jol.

The Gunners then participate in the Amsterdam Tournament ahead of a Champions League qualifier on August 12 or 13.

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