The Daily Mail says Adebayor is heading for a fine of about £300,000 after apparently carrying out his threat to boycott training with Manchester City's fringe players.
The £25million 2009 signing from Arsenal launched a scathing attack on club officials over his omission from City's tour to America and insisted he would train by himself, rather than with junior and reserve players at their Carrington base.
He duly failed to turn up, and City were trying to ensure there were no unforeseen circumstances to consider before hitting him in the pocket.
They are understood to be investigating whether he is in breach of his contract, but - with another three years to run and a fee required from any club interested in signing him - it seems inconceivable they will seek to cancel it.
They will impose a fine, though, and the 27-year-old is bracing himself for losing the maximum of two weeks' wages after seemingly ignoring an order to join other out-of-favour senior names at City's Cheshire training headquarters.