Wenger expects to see Adebayor
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Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said Saturday he expected to see striker Emmanuel Adebayor, subject of transfer speculation over the summer break, report for Monday training.

The Togo striker has been the subject of persistent rumours of a move to AC Milan, but the Serie A giants have baulked at a 28 million euros fee when the Italians are not in the lucrative UEFA Champions League in the coming season.

Adebayor was top scorer for the Gunners last season with 30 goals but wants an improved wage deal. But Wenger told Sky Sports News: "Adebayor is under contract and we expect him to turn up on Monday and practise with us."

Arsenal, after edging Barnet 2-1 in a pre-season friendly, will head to a training camp in Austria at the end of the month prior to hosting the Emirates Cup also involving Juventus, Real Madrid and a Hamburg side now coached by former Tottenham manager Martin Jol.

The Gunners then will participate in the Amsterdam Tournament ahead of a UEFA Champions League qualifier on August 12 or 13.