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Liverpool & Juventus Keeping Tabs On Disgruntled Tottenham Forward Emmanuel Adebayor

Reds and Juve interested in Togolese striker.

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Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor after reports suggested that the striker is already disgruntled with life at White Hart Lane under head-coach Andre Villas-Boas.

The Togolese forward spent last season on loan at Spurs from Man City and struck up a great relationship with former boss Harry Redknapp, vowing fans with 17 league goals and a number of assists.

Spurs spent several months negotiating a permanent deal with City for the 28-year-old this summer but Adebayor is yet to start a game under Villas-Boas, with in-form Jermain Defoe preferred up front.

A thigh injury has also restricted Adebayor’s chances of late and in his absence England striker Defoe has already scored four times.

Villas-Boas has been quick to praise Defoe’s contribution this season and the diminutive striker was again impressive as the lone striker in Spurs stunning 3-2 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Adebayor is understood to be concerned that he will be consigned to the bench when fully fit and has made it clear to his agent that he will not be happy with a bit-part role this season.

Both Liverpool and Juventus are now monitoring the powerful forward’s situation. The Reds are in need of striking reinforcements, after missing out on Clint Dempsey this summer, with the American ironically joining Spurs instead.

Juve, meanwhile, are still searching for a world-class forward and are reportedly unimpressed with Arsenal loanee Nicklas Bendtner, who arrived in Turin overweight and unfit.

It is believed Spurs will demand in excess of £15m for Adebayor if he asks to leave in January, an extraordinary £10m profit on the fee they paid City this summer.

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