QPR manager Harry Redknapp has admitted he is interested in bringing Emmanuel Adebayor to Loftus Road - but knows his chances are remote.

Adebayor is now something of an outcast at Spurs, having been told by manager Andre Villas-Boas to train with the reserves.

Redknapp believes he would be an excellent signing for the Championship club if a deal could be struck, but recognises that it's unlikely to happen when you consider the Togolese international's huge wages.

"He'd be a great loan, that's for sure. I don't know what will happen with him. He's a good player but it's up to Tottenham, they have lots of good players," said Redknapp.

"He can't go on loan in the Premier League [due to league rules] he can only go into the Championship but whether he'd want to do that - it would be difficult I think."

The striker has fallen to the bottom of the pecking order at White Hart Lane - behind new signing Roberto Soldado, Jermain Defoe and even youngster Harry Kane - with Villas-Boas revealing they tried to offload him in the summer transfer window, but the player decided to stay with the club.

"There were opportunities, yes, for him to leave but he wasn't interested," he said.

"We had to think about the situation so we presented the player and his agent with the situations.

"At the moment it is something we are not worried about. We are worried about winning against Norwich."

It would appear that Adebayor's time with the club is limited, and it remains to be seen whether he is given another chance to prove his credentials in the Spurs first team under AVB.

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