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Besiktas revive interest in Adebayor; Honda, Rami to join Milan

Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has revealed the club are planning a January move for Emmanuel Adebayor.

Besiktas vice-president Ahmet Nur Cebi has revealed the club are planning a January move for out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor, Sky Sports understands.

Adebayor, 29, was the subject of reported interest from the Turkish Süper Lig giants over the summer but a deal was not agreed before the 2 September deadline.

The Togo international, who joined Spurs from Manchester City in August 2012 for a fee of £5 million following a successful season-long loan at White Hart Lane, has yet to make a first-team appearance for Tottenham this season.

“We were interested in Adebayor in August,” Cebi told Besiktas TV.

“The club will target Adebayor again in January, but it’s difficult to sign such marketable players.”

Adebayor is currently behind the likes of Roberto Soldado, Jermain Defoe and Harry Kane in Andre Villas-Boas’ pecking order, and seems destined to leave North London in the January transfer window.

According to reports, the 29-year-old striker is also attracting interest for Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, but a move to the second-flight is — in all likelihood — not in the cards.

In other news, Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019, ahead of Spurs’ Capital One Cup clash against Hull City on Wednesday.

Walker is 33/1 to score first or last and 12/1 to score at anytime against the Tigers in midweek.

Honda, Rami to join Milan

AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed the January arrivals of Adil Rami and Keisuke Honda from Valencia CF and CSKA Moscow, respectively.

The Rossoneri, currently in 10th-place in the Serie A table following their 3-2 defeat to Parma on Sunday, are in desperate need of new blood, having lost four out of nine league fixtures in 2013/14.

“The January market? Rami and Honda will arrive,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.

“They are two players who will enrich our team, but if we want to climb up the table then we need to improve in the away matches and not commit the same mistakes.”

Milan are scheduled to host seventh-placed Lazio at the San Siro in a must-win encounter on Wednesday evening.

Despite their dismal start to the season, Massimiliano Allegri’s side are 3/4 to defeat the Biancazzurri on Wednesday, with Mario Balotelli backed by the bookmakers at 8/5 to score at anytime.

Meanwhile, Lazio are 15/4 to pull off the upset, with Germany international talisman Miroslav Klose 21/10 to find the back of the net at anytime.

Mon 28 October, 2013
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