Etihad Stadium want San Siro hero.
Manchester City are preparing to offer striker Emmanuel Adebayor plus £10million for Inter Milan star Samuel Eto’o.
Blues boss Roberto Mancini is a huge fan of the Cameroon international and would love to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.
But Mancini has been told he must offload Adebayor, craig Bellamy and Roque Santa Cruz from the wage bill before bringing in new blood.
Captain Carlos Tevez also wants to leave, with Inter keen on the Argentine, but the Serie A club will struggle to raise the necessary funds.
Eto’o is happy to move to City after falling out with new Inter boss Gian Piero Gasperini.
The 30-year-old does have history for stringing City along to further his own ends and the club are wary of his intentions.
He would prefer a move to London over Manchester — Tottenham are his only option, with no interest from Arsenal or Chelsea — but City appear the only feasible Premier League destination at this point.
Adebayor has long been on the market and was sent on-loan to Real Madrid last January but the La Liga side will not match the Blues’ valuation of the African.