Adebayor 'on strike' as City relationship turns uglyClub in no rush to sell forward on the cheap as wages fall outside financial fair play rules / Corinthians make £35m bid for TevezBy Ian Herbert, Northern Football CorrespondentTuesday, 12 July 2011Manchester City's struggle with disenchanted strikers deepened last night with Emmanuel Adebayor effectively on strike and Corinthians tabling a baffling 40m (£35.3m) bid for Carlos Tevez.Adebayor is likely to be fined at least two weeks wages £330,000 in total and may be in breach of contract, after failing to show at Carrington both yesterday and for a scheduled training session on Saturday. The player claims he is considering bringing a constructive dismissal claim, having heard of his omission from the United States tour from a secretary, but City will not release him on the cheap because they know that a Uefa exemption prevents his wages being counted when Financial Fair Play calculations are made.While the club grappled with the Adebayor problem, the prospect of a deepening struggle with Tevez loomed after the improbable Corinthians bid faxed last night which even the club's director of football, Duilio Monteiro Alves, suggested should not raise the hopes of the Brazilian club's fans. "I don't want to get our fans' hopes up. We'll try... that's all I can say," he said. "[Signing Tevez] isn't impossible. It's a dream we're trying to realise."As The Independent went to press, there had been no City response to the bid, which was not known to all senior executives. The asking price falls short of City's £40-50m demands for the player and if a deal cannot be secured, it only gives the player more grounds for enmity towards the City chief executive Garry Cook. The Tevez camp insist that Corinthians can afford the player, as they have the fourth most lucrative shirt deal in world football a £23m deal with Neo Quimica and secure £50m every year from their TV rights. They spent a Brazilian-record £13.7m bringing the player to Corinthians in 2005, but like every club that Tevez has played for, that ended in rancour. "It's like they don't want an Argentine to succeed in Brazilian soccer. If nothing changes, I think it will be difficult for me to stay," Tevez said of Corinthians in 2006, before leaving for West Ham.It is also unclear whether Tevez's wages £250,000 a week will prove an impediment, when it comes to discussing personal terms or whether City will be tempted to drop their asking price, to remove a crippling wage burden from their balance sheet.The club are refusing to be held to ransom by any players bought in on expensive salaries by the former manager Mark Hughes two years ago. Though Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge and Jo have all resumed training, along with goalkeeper Shay Given, whose move to Aston Villa is progressing, City will not take a hit on their balance sheet by letting them go cheaply and because of a critical exemption put in place by Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) system, they will not jeopardise their chances of complying with the break-even rules by sitting any them in the stands next season.Under Annex XI of FFP rules, the wages of any player whose contract was signed before June 2010 does not count towards the profit or loss figure which Uefa will take into account when considering if a club is eligible to play in Europe. Adebayor, Bellamy, Bridge and Given all fall within that category. The FFP rules stipulate that in the first three-year period, clubs will be allowed to lose up to 45m (£41m), reducing to nothing by the 2018-19 season. Uefa's head of club licensing, Andrea Traverso, wants to begin shadowing the club under a "soft implentation" system from this autumn. This £41m figure is gauged by weighing revenue against expenditure on wages and any loss on transfers. Money spent on youth development, stadium improvements or community work does not count.City's awareness of the new financial regime's exemptions was made clear last Friday by the announcement of a potential £400m sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways, structured around a vast investment in property and infrastructure around the club's stadium, the capital costs of which will not count as "relevant expenses" when Uefa's nine-man Club Financial Control Panel comes to tot up losses. http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/adebayor-on-strike-as-city-relationship-turns-ugly-2312160.html
IT'S STILL MARCH YOU JUG EARED CRISP FONDLER
Would sacrifice Fordy in a sacred Mayan ritual to have him (Jurgen Klopp) as the next Liverpool manager
You people have been led to believe that mediocrity is excellence, nah Jericho is excellence.
How come Aquilani wasn't in the squad today?
Solving the drought in East Africa with his fancy flicks.
No different than Mascherano. I seriously don't know why players and teams even bother signing contracts anymore.... (headshake)
"Clubs have virtually been destroyed by people making bad decisions."You're not fucking wrong, Roy. There was one in particular in the summer which you might remember.
I'm not sure if this is right ,but i remember reading somewhere that a week of Adebayor's wages are enough to feed his entire village for a year?
Its all about winning shiny things.
22 years old built like a brick shit house as daft as fuck, I have to say I love it.
Roy. Shut up. Just shut up.
If you can't trust Kenny, you need to find another club, seriously.
bet you could feed your neighborhood for a year... whats your point?
Balotelli, Dzeko, Jo and Santa Cruz have gone there and filled their boots.
I think he's got a point to be fair, he's probably watched Jo and Bellamy and Bridge rotting with the youth team and thought fuck that.He may be a prima donna money grabbing rat, and he's arguably reaping what he's sowed by moving to such a c*nt of a club BUT City are a joke the way they treat these players.You can't simply expect to bench / reserve players like adebayor and not grant him a sale to another club for a discounted price when it's pretty obvious that the club doesn't want him anymore.effectively they're destroying the career of these lads by freezing them out of the team and out of the transfer market.
Assuming he's not on loan somewhere, how are his wages outside of the FFP rules?-edit-Because he was signed before 2010? how stupid is that? .. wages are wages
Bored Room watch:Tonne Hick: unseen. Ample be-breasted Yank bank botherer belief busy raising bridget loan at last chance CashConverter.
I got the Lucas thing wrong. Will be right on Henderson though. Play him RM, play him CM - Not good enough and never will be.
Man City is like a strikers graveyard. Tevez wants to leave, Adebayor and Bellamy have had public arguments with the club while Balotelli, Dzeko, Jo and Santa Cruz have gone there and done very little.
Corinthians bid 35 million for Tevez?
Don't blame him, blame City for their gluttony
If it acts like a cock and a banner appears on the kop with its name written down the shaft of a cock, it probably is...
You are on a mad cocktail of drugs, alcohol and funny glasses.The comedown will be brutal.
All the best to you and yours too.
Let this be a lesson to all the "we want this and that player here, NOW !!!"..Team spirit is a massive thing to have at any club and all you need is a couple of Adebayor types, and your dressing room spirit is fucked.
I like Bill.
Billo's a genius.
Bills an icon.
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