White Hart Lane club want Etihad Stadium reject.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp revealed he is close to signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor on a season-long loan.
The 27-year-old has been told he can leave the Blues by boss Roberto Mancini, who was not impressed with his work ethic.
Spurs and City have been in negotiations for some time over a possible deal, with Adebayor’s £170,000-a-week wages proving to be the only real stumbling block.
Tottenham fans may not welcome the signing as Adebayor used to play for fierce rivals Arsenal, and he accused them of racial abuse as the forward knocked Spurs out of the Champions League last year.
Redknapp hopes to seal a move for the striker soon but is leaving talks to club chairman Daniel Levy.
“The chairman is talking to Man City about the player but where they (the negotiations) are at, I genuinely don’t know,” he said.
Meanwhile Spurs’ preparations for the Europa League tie against Hearts have been disrupted by the Edinburgh Festival.
There are no hotels available in the city and the team are having to stay 50 miles away in St Andrews.
“It’s been a problem with our preparation, but we’ll get around it,” first-team coach Joe Jordan said.
“We would have preferred to stay in Edinburgh, but we’re a long way away from it. We’re up at St Andrews.
“We would have liked to have been closer on the day of the game so our journey there would have been a lot shorter.”