The Togolese forward is currently the Londoners’ highest earner thanks to a lucrative deal signed after Harry Redknapp brought him to the club on an initial loan deal.
Despite impressing early on, the former Arsenal man has now become a burden for Spurs, with his lethargic playing style and perceived lack of motivation having seen him drop out of manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
Although Tottenham chief Daniel Levy still wants to receive a transfer fee for the 31-year-old to offset some of the money they’ve lost on him, the White Hart Lane outfit are willing to let him leave for free.
The drastic action could be taken as the club know that potential suitors may be reluctant to pay his £5.2m-per-seasom salary on top of his market valuation.
Adebayor’s current deal has another year to run.