Tottenham are looking to offload misfiring striker Emmanuel Adebayor and had reportedly offered the Togolese striker to Real Madrid as part of a world-record deal for the outgoing Gareth Bale.
Madrid president Florentino Perez and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy are engaged in a complicated set of negotiations for the transfer of Bale and Adebayor was presented by Levy as a part of it, the Daily Mail reports.
But Perez straightaway dismissed the possibility as Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has no interest in acquiring the player’s services for the coming season.
Adebayor had moved to Tottenham from Manchester City initially on loan in 2011 and went on to become the north London side’s top goal scorer that season with 18 goals.
Following the successful loan spell, he made his move to the club permanent in a deal worth £5 million, after a prolonged period of negotiations with City regarding his massive salary.
But the striker failed to live up to expectations last season and rediscover the form that made him the club’s top scorer and has subsequently fallen out with manager Andre Villas-Boas.
Relationship between the pair has reached such a low that the club is even willing to let the player quit the club.
Adebayor had also enjoyed a relatively successful loan spell with Real Madrid after moving to the Spanish capital in January 2011 and Tottenham were hoping the Spanish side would be interested in acquiring the player’s services once again.
But Madrid poured cold water on the English side’s hopes rejecting any such possibility. Levy is keen to get rid of the player’s huge salary before the start of the new season next weekend.
Meanwhile talks regarding the deal for Gareth Bale are ongoing while the player has been advised to remain clam and bid his time before he realises his dream move.
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