Coach Roberto Mancini has reiterated his belief that it will be a couple of weeks at the earliest before he knows whether Balotelli will need an operation on his knee injury, meaning Adebayor`s situation is in the air.
A number of different clubs, both at home and abroad, have expressed their interest in the former Arsenal man. But Mancini is wary of leaving himself short of options.
"A lot of teams want Emmanuel but at the moment we have to wait for Mario Balotelli," confirmed the City chief. "Maybe Manu will leave but we have another 20 days, so we have time to make a decision.
"If we lose three or four, we might end up in a situation where we don't have enough players for the remainder of the season."