Emmanuel Adebayor faces Spurs axe over training ground row

Adebayor could be frozen out by Spurs after training ground row



07:55 GMT, 25 April 2012

Harry Redknapp has cooled his interest in Emmanuel Adebayor after Tottenham's end of season slump.

Spurs had opened talks with Premier League rivals Manchester City over a 8m move for the on-loan striker.

Struggle: Emmanuel Adebayor's dip in form has coincided with Spurs slump

Struggle: Emmanuel Adebayor's dip in form has coincided with Spurs slump

But Adebayor has fallen out with Redknapp following a dip in form and the pair reportedly squabbled during a training session.

Adebayor, who missed Saturday's defeat at QPR with a hamstring injury, felt he was being singled out as Redknapp looked for reasons why they have managed just one win in nine games.

Fuming: Spurs boss Harry Redknapp

Fuming: Spurs boss Harry Redknapp

Redknapp, who is favourite for the England job and could quit Tottenham this summer, had said earlier in the season that he would like to sign the Togo international permanently.

Tottenham officials have held
discussions with their City counterparts with a view to securing a move
for the ex-Arsenal striker ahead of next season.

The North Londoners' would look to pay in the region of 8million for Adebayor, who cost City 25million in 2009.

Adebayor has shown a willingness to turn his loan deal permanent, though his wages would prove a stumbling block.

The 27-year-old earns 170,000-per-week on his Manchester City contract.