Morning Ticker: Adebayor changes mind, Italian club eyes Nakamura and Costa Rica boots Medford

Morning Ticker: Adebayor changes mind, Italian club eyes Nakamura and Costa Rica boots Medford

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Morning Ticker: Adebayor changes mind, Italian club eyes Nakamura and Costa Rica boots Medford

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So much for the whole "I’m staying at Arsenal thing."

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has back-tracked from his statement last week that he was staying at Arsenal and is once again eyeing a move to AC Milan.

What should we believe? I think it’s fair to say Adebayor is checking out options and is ready for a move.

On the bright side for Arsenal fans is news that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s contract extension talks with Ajax have broken down, making a summer exit all the more likely. If Adebayor does leave Arsenal, you can bet that Arsene Wenger will be on the first plane to Amsterdam to lock up Huntelaar.

Here are some other news items from last night and this morning:

Bologna moving in for Nakamura

Serie A side Bologna has launched a bid for Celtic star Shunsuke Nakamura, joining fellow Italian clubs Sampdoria and Palermo in the hunt for the Japanese star.

Medford fired as Costa Rica coach

Former Costa Rica star Hernan Medford move from national team player to national team coach has ended. Medford was fired as Costa Rica coach after a lengthy run of bad form for the Central American club. No word on who will replace Medford, who guided Costa Rica past Grenada to the third round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Costa Rica is a favorite to advance to the Final Six, as it is in the region’s weakest qualifying group, a group that includes El Salvador, Haiti and Suriname.

Transfer rewind

Here are a couple of transfers that took place that we missed during the week:

  • Jo to Manchester City ($37 million)
  • Johan Elmander to Bolton ($19.9 million)
  • Hatem Ben Arfa to Marseille ($18.9 million)

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