By Chris Wright
AFTER missing out on long-term target Luis Fabiano (the Brazilian striker signed a two-year contract extension with Sevilla yesterday), Tottenham are now understood to be in advanced talks with Manchester City over a season-long loan deal for Emmanuel Adebayor.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is hoping to hammer out a deal with City today that would see the north London club paying almost half of the Togolese target man’s £170,000-a-week wages.
Adebayor is known to be angling for a deadline day exit, fearing that the presence of Mario Balotelli at City will push him down the pecking order, but would the Eastlands suits really sanction a move that would see them effectively paying their direct rivals nearly £85,000-a-week for the privilege of keeping one of their misfits ‘fit’?
In further Spurs news, it seems that manager Harry Redknapp hasn’t completely given up the goat in his lengthy pursuit of West Ham midfielder Scott Parker, with a last-ditch £9 million (plus right-back Alan Hutton) deadline day bid being mooted.