Wage demands could scupper Adebayor's chances of joining Spurs permanently
22:23 GMT, 28 March 2012
Tottenham are considering pulling the plug on their attempts to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on a full-time basis.
Sportsmail revealed earlier this year the White Hart Lane club had entered talks with Manchester City over turning the forward's loan deal permanent.
Adebayor earns 170,000-per-week on his City contract, which still has two years left to run.
Hopes fading: Spurs may be priced out of signing Emmanuel Adebayor (centre)
And Tottenham are willing to offer Adebayor a basic salary of 100,000-per-week, a range of performance related bonuses and a 4million signing-on fee to clinch the deal.
But it is becoming clear that it will take considerably more to lure Adebayor to White Hart Lane on a long-term contract.
And chairman Daniel Levy is starting to feels throwing more money at trying to land the Togo forward would not represent value for money.
Levy is now preparing to pursue other avenues in the club's search for a centre-forward, with Marseille striker Loic Remy and Villareal forward Giuseppe Rossi high on the agenda.
Meanwhile, Louis Saha feel Tottenham have the experience to pip bitter rivals Arsenal to third place.
Target: Tottenham could turn their attentions to Loic Remy (centre)
A dramatic swing has seen the Gunners go three points ahead of their neighbours with just eight games to play.
But Saha, who has won two Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United, said: 'I think we have more experience.
'It’s like both sets of players are very talented and are missing the trophy to acknowledge the confirmation of all that.
'There are definitely players here with experience like Adebayor, [William] Gallas and [Rafa] Van Der Vaart who has won lots of things so I think that experience is on our side.
'But that is not enough, it is on the pitch where it counts and there are many games to be played.'