Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor will reportedly join Tottenham on loan before the end of the summer, should the two clubs agree on who will foot the bill for his wages.
According to The Mirror, the 27-year-old is expected to secure a return to north London, with the potential cost of the arrangement for Spurs at around £5 million for the season.
It has been claimed that Harry Redknapp is under orders from the Spurs hierarchy to ensure his next signing is a striker, although the failure to acquire a new goalscorer is not through lack of trying.
The Spurs boss is said to have been courting La Liga trio Pablo Osvaldo, Fernando Llorente and Giuseppe Rossi but has, so far, been fruitless in his attempts to bring another forward to White Hart Lane.
In terms of first-team reinforcements, the transfer window has yielded just veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel for Spurs, with more focus seemingly on who will leave the club.
Luka Modric has been the subject of serious interest from Chelsea, while Stoke are believed to have made approaches for Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios.
Meanwhile, Spurs have confirmed the departure of Robbie Keane, who has joined MLS outfit LA Galaxy.
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