Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor wants Tottenham to sign Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra to prove their ambition.

The Mirror says with Tottenham's stance on selling midfield star Luka Modric shifting, the Manchester City striker wants assurances that the club will bring in quality buys.

Adebayor's £170,000-a-week wages are no longer a stumbling block, with City paying more than half his salary in order to facilitate the move.

The Togo international wants Spurs to sign midfielder Diarra, who was his team-mate while on loan at Real Madrid.

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