Spurs given Adebayor hope
Emmanuel Adebayor has reopened the door to a permanent switch to Tottenham after being told he has no future at Manchester City.
The Togo striker will hold talks with City early next week in a bid to broker a compromise with regards a pay-off after Roberto Mancini reportedly told him he didn't feature in his plans for this season.
Adebayor is still keen to return to White Hart Lane after enjoying a successful loan spell last season, scoring 18 goals in 37 appearances.
But the former Arsenal man has refused to head for the exit and has been demanding a £5m signing-on fee to offset the drop in his current £170,000-a-week wages.
City have long argued the rock-bottom £5m asking price is an acknowledgement of Spurs' reluctance to pay him anything above £100,000-a-week, which would still make him their highest paid player.
Adebayor has £18m in wages remaining on the final two years of his contract but is now concerned he will be left in limbo with the transfer window coming to a close soon.
Sources have indicated Spurs will now pay him a £2.5m signing-on fee if they can conclude a transfer for Luka Modric.