By Jamie Sanderson
Adebayor is currently locked in negotiations with Spurs over a return to White Hart Lane, after the club agreed a £5 million fee with City for the striker, who scored 20 goals whilst on loan in north London last season.
However, the deal has stalled over Adebayor’s refusal to accept a cut to his current £175,000-a-week wages, which were part subsidised by City last season.
Adebayor is willing to accept Spurs’ £100,000-a-week offer, but only if City make up the loss by handing a chunk of the transfer fee directly to him.
However, City boss Mancini is no mood for charity.
Fresh from cancelling the contract of his son Andrea, who has now signed for Real Valladoid, Mancini senior has told Adebayor he can forget about picking up a hefty pay off, and the club will force him to play in the reserves if he fails to find an agreement with Spurs.
It’s a tough talking stance that appears to be working, with Adebayor ready to hold further talks with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas in the next 48 hours, in a bid to find an agreement that works for everybody.
Adebayor, who is also attracting interest from several Russia clubs, is expected to sign a four-year-deal with Spurs.