Eastlands boss wants to use Emmanuel Adebayor as make-weight in potential Bernabeu swap.
Manchester City are plotting an audacious part exchange deal to land Real Madrid playmaker Kaka. Roberto Mancini has previously made his interest in the superstar known and the Italian hopes to make use of Emmanuel Adebayor, currently on loan at the Bernabeu, to help secure the signing of the 28 year old Brazilian.
Togo international Adebayor doesn’t appear to have much of a future at Eastlands, having made just two Premier League starts this season before he was loaned out to the La Liga giants. Given that in January Man City purchased Edin Dzeko, one would imagine the former Arsenal man’s days at the club are numbered.
Mancini will therefore look to use the 27 year old as a make weight in a deal that may well tempt Jose Mourinho. The Real Madrid boss has repeatedly stated his need to purchase another striker and even with a fully fit Gonzalo Higuain and a Karim Benzema firing on all cylinders the La Liga side would still appear to need experienced back up.
Adebayor has been a moderate success during his time in Spain and his two goals against Tottenham in the Champions League Quarter Final will have greatly helped his chances of turning the loan move into a permanent one. Man City are looking to sell the powerfully built striker for a fee in the region of £15m but appear to want to use the player as a bargaining chip.
Kaka has struggled to find a way back into the Real Madrid first team having spent a significant portion of the season out with injury and there have been reports stating that both AC and Inter Milan are interested in the former Serie A star.
It is unknown whether the cultured attacking midfielder would be interested in a move to the City of Manchester stadium but perhaps the idea of a new challenge in a new league would tempt Kaka?