Harry wants Ade on the cheap

The Mirror is reporting that Harry Redknapp wants Manchester City to cover the cost of his move for striking misfit Emmanuel Adebayor.

Redknapp is keen to bring the Togolese striker to White Hart Lane with discussions reportedly already underway between the two clubs, although a sticking point could be the player’s wages.

The ex-Arsenal striker is valued at £14 million and City are prepared to loan him out if a club meets his £175,000-a-week-wages.

A one-year loan deal interests Tottenham but they will only stump up £75,000 a week for the player, meaning City will have to cover the remaining £100,000.

Adebayor returned to Eastland’s for training yesterday after a self-imposed exile and boss Roberto Mancini is desperate to offload him before the transfer window closes.

Both sides are still some way from an agreement but with Spurs set to throw a loan fee into the mix it could sway City into sanctioning the deal just to get the player off their hands for a year.

Real Madrid are still monitoring developments and Adebayor has made it known he’d prefer a move back to Spain, where he spent the second half of last season.

However it looks unlikely that they are prepared to meet neither City’s asking price nor Adebayor’s wage demands paving the way for Spurs.

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