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Barcelona 1 Milan 0 in race to sign Arsenal boy?

In the race to sign Arsenal’s Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor, AC Milan look to have admitted defeat, just a few days after AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani proclaimed that he was to be their only transfer target this summer:

Milan remain true to their word, either Adebayor comes or we keep things as they are.

Milan have conceded that Barcelona may have the edge in the race for his signature, and the Rossoneri only have a “50% chance” of signing the striker. Reports suggest that Arsenal have already agreed a €27million deal with Barcelona, but major football agent Ernesto Bronzetti beleives the deal relies on Barca offloading players:

I do know they won’t have the economic means to buy him until they sell Eto’o or Ronaldinho, so I’d advise Milan not to buy either of them or they’ll finance the operation of taking Adebayor to Barcelona.

Bronzetti sees Eto’o and Ronaldinho leaving as key to the Adebayor deal, with both players being told publically that they can leave, a move Bronzetti views as a bad one, losing the Catalans time and money:

Saying the players weren’t needed was a massive strategic error. Now anyone who wants to buy those players is maybe going to wait until August 29.

They’ve spent €57million euros already and their finances aren’t infinite, so now if wait a bit the price for Ronaldinho and Eto’o will go down.

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