European Ticker: Chelsea chase Dzeko, Adebayor given leave and more

European Ticker: Chelsea chase Dzeko, Adebayor given leave and more

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European Ticker: Chelsea chase Dzeko, Adebayor given leave and more

Edin Dzeko (Getty)

by TRAVIS CLARK

With the arrival of the transfer window, the speculation of Edin Dzeko's future is once again up in the air.

The Wolfsburg striker, who has been linked to AC Milan, Arsenal, Manchester City and United in the past, is being chased by Milan once again. According to Dzeko's agent, Chelsea has also joined the hunt to land the Bosnian striker.

While a move to Italy looks more likely, Chelsea already has a formidable strike force in Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba. The addition of Dzeko would bring in a much younger attacked, with Anelka and Drogba both in their early 30s. That being said, Wolfsburg won't let the rising star leave easily.

Here are a few more stories for Tuesday morning:

Adebayor given leave from City

The aftermath of the Togo attack continues, as Manchester City gave striker Emmanuel Adebayor a leave of absence from the Eastlands club until he feels suited to return. Adebayor is currently in Togo, mourning the three who were murdered in the horrific attack on Friday.

"I'm very sorry for him because the situation is unbearable," Mancini told The Guardian. "I will wait for him and when he comes back we will speak with him. After that we'll decide when he's ready and OK to play."

No plans are in place for Adebayor's return to England or Manchester City, but it's assumed he'll be unavailable for Saturday's match against Everton.

Glazers take £20 million from Manchester United

A report from England claims that the owners of Manchester United took £20 million from Manchester United over the past few years. In it, the report states the family spent £10 million on administration and management fees while taking out £10 million in loans for six family members. United's debt has soared to over £700 million since the Glazers bought the club.

Higuain out a month

Real Madrid's chase of Barcelona was dealt a blow with the news that striker Gonzalo Higuain will miss nearly a month of action. Higuain, who has been in sensational form for the Spanish club of late, scoring 11 in his last 10 matches, injured his left foot in Madrid's 2-0 win against Mallorca. Madrid is right on the heels of Barcelona, just two points behind at the moment, and will call upon French striker Karim Benzema to step up in Higuain's absence.

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Think Dzeko will end up in England? How long will Adebayor be out for? What is going to happen to Manchester United? Will Madrid suffer without Higuain?

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