Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club are in talks with Manchester City over a move for Emmanuel Adebayor.
Adebayor fell out with City boss Roberto Mancini last season and the Italian has made it clear the £25million striker has no future at the club. Spurs and City have been in negotiations for some time over a possible deal, with Adebayor’s reported £170,000 a week wage packet proving to be the only real stumbling block. Redknapp hopes to seal a move for the striker soon, saying today: “The chairman is talking to Man City about the player but where they (the negotiations) are at, I genuinely don’t know.”
Adebayor spent the second half of last season on loan at Real Madrid, where he scored twice against Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash between the two teams at the Bernabeu. During that match Spurs fans chanted abusive songs at the former Arsenal marksman, but the player himself said this summer the songs would not put him off signing for Redknapp’s team.