Sep 24, 2016 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčStadium of Light
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Sunderland boss David Moyes: 'We turned down Emmanuel Adebayor'

Emmanuel Adebayor and Bakary Sako celebrate their team's victory following the FA Cup semi-final between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on April 24, 2016
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Sunderland manager David Moyes reveals that he turned down the chance to sign free agent striker Emmanuel Adebayor last month.

Sunderland manager David Moyes has revealed that he turned down the chance to sign free agent striker Emmanuel Adebayor towards the closing stages of the transfer window.

Adebayor has been looking for a new club since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season, and is eligible to sign terms with a team outside the window as he is a free agent.

However, Moyes does not envision the ex-Togo international arriving at the Stadium of Light despite Sunderland's winless start to the new Premier League season.

"We were offered Adebayor probably about four or five weeks ago," Moyes told reporters.

"I didn't do anything about it then and I don't expect to be doing anything about it just now unless something dramatically changes."

Sunderland will continue their search for a first league win of the season against Adebayor's former club Palace on Saturday.

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