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Former Arsenal duo move to Turkish minnows collapses following wage demands

Emmanuel Adebayor and Mathieu Flamini’s transfer to the Turkish minnows Çaykur Rizespor has fallen through according to the Turkish newspaper Fanatik.

The daily Turkish sports paper stats that the deal fell through after Rizespor were unable to agree personal terms with the former Arsenal duo. The story was met with surprise in Turkey as Rizespor are by no means one of the Super Leagues big boys.

The France international midfielder Flamini made 242 appearances 0ver two spells with Arsenal. Adebayor spent three years at the north London based club from 2006-2009 before making a move to Manchester City.

A deal looked to be inn place after Rizespor boss Hikmet Karaman confirmed the deal.

“We reached an agreement in principle with both players,” Rizespor coach Hikmet Karaman told Anadolu Agency.

“They’ll come to Rize within a few days and the last step of negotiations are going to be done.

“This is down to everyone devotedly working to finish the deals, so I have to thank the board of directors and our president.”

Per-the-source, Rizespor were unable to match the players wage demands and were unsuccessful in attempts to secure a sponsorships to fund the move for the duo.

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