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Adebayor hopes to stay with Spurs

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Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor is keen to remain at White Hart Lane next season.

The Togolese forward joined Tottenham on a season-long loan from City in August 2011 and has since scored 17 goals in 33 Premier League appearances.

Harry Redknapp's men were denied a place in the UEFA Champions League next season when Chelsea triumphed over German giants Bayern Munich on Saturday, but Adebayor is still eager to stay with the north London club.

He wrote on Twitter on Monday: "Loved my spell at Tottenham. We are working hard with the chairman to make it permanent. Will keep you informed!!"

The 28-year-old striker, who helped Spurs finish fourth, will now have to settle for Europa League football next season.

The Premier League champions are keen to offload Adebayor, who has two years to run on his £170,000-a-week contract, but he admits his future is out of his hands.

"I don't know yet whether I'll be here or not next year but my first choice now would be to stay at Tottenham," Adebayor told the Evening Standard. "I am not going to go on my knees and beg anyone; this is for others to sort out."

The former Arsenal man's wages are believed to be the only stumbling block to a deal. City currently contribute £100,000 of his weekly earnings.

Adebayor also spent the second half of last season on loan away from City, scoring eight goals in 22 appearances for Real Madrid.

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