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Adebayor's advisors are doing little to enhance their client's reputation, it seems...

Manchester City are reportedly furious with Emmanuel Adebayor after the Arsenal striker allegedly tried to engineer a move to Chelsea.

In a development that may not surprise Arsenal fans - but may frustrate those who had been looking forward to his exit from the Emirates - the Togolese international may have sabotaged his proposed big-money move to Eastlands.

According to The Daily Mail, Adebayor's advisers tried to line up a move to Chelsea on Friday night. They had, according to the paper, also offered the player to City's rivals Manchester United when talks with the Eastlands outfit over personal terms of £170,000 a week seemed to be stalling.

However, later in the week, Adebayor had appeared ready to agree a move to City and go to Manchester for a medical.

Now City officials are annoyed to have learned that Adebayor has also been offered to Chelsea.

Apparently he even met Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to discuss the possibility of remaining at the Emirates for another season - but the French tactician has made it clear he does not want him back. Arsenal would like to honour the deal they have agreed with City.

The Mail claims that City will not pull the plug on the deal just yet, and will hold further talks over the weekend to salvage the transfer.

Graham Lister,