Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed his delight that Milan were keeping tabs on him by comparing the news to being told that popstar Beyonce is keen to become your girlfriend.
It is thought that Il Diavolo were ready to challenge Spanish giants Barcelona for the 25-year-old's signature last summer, much to the former Monaco star's pleasure.
"I am happy playing for this club and to be honest I am
happy AC Milan, one of the legendary clubs in the world, were looking at me," Adebayor told ESPN.
"For me that must be something special. It is like a boy being told
Beyonce is looking for them."
However, the 6ft 3in striker insists that he is not displeased that a move never materialised, asserting that he hopes to stay with the Gunners for the foreseeable future.
"They told me Milan were looking for me. I am quite happy with that but
the most important thing is playing for Arsenal.
"I am very happy here so there is no reason for me moving."
The north London club face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening for the Champions League semi-final first leg, and Adebayor is confident they can get a positive result provided they don't allow the Red Devils to settle.
"We like to play our own football with the ball on the ground
and pass it around. As soon as you keep the ball from Manchester United they have a problem.
"Every single time you play against them they want to take control of the
game — if they are in possession more, then you are dead.
"We have to take the control of the ball because players like [Wayne] Rooney,
Cristiano Ronaldo and [Ryan] Giggs can't make a difference if they don't have
"If their team control the game, you can easily concede four, five, six
even seven if you want."
Ricky Brooks, Goal.com
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