Tottenham on the brink of Adebayor deal

Tottenham are thought to be on the brink of finalising a deal to bring Emmanuel Adebayor to the club on a permanent basis, according to The Guardian.

The Togolese marksman spent last term on loan at White Hart Lane from Manchester City, and was a hit with the White Hart Lane fans.

However, the African player has returned to the Etihad Stadium after the temporary arrangement ended, but is not part of Roberto Mancini’s plans.

Adebayor’s wages are thought to be the stumbling block over a permanent deal, with the Premier League champions sharing the brunt of the attacker’s salary last season.

However, after intense negotiations a compromise is thought to have been met.

It is believed that Spurs will offer the forward a lucrative signing-on bonus, and in turn the player’s wages will be lowered.

The final checks on a £5 million deal are thought to be in process, with both clubs eager for a deal to be concluded.

If and when Adebayor moves to Tottenham, Manchester City are thought to then be ready to make an attempt to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

By Gareth McKnight