Andre Villas-Boas is keen for Tottenham to close a deal for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Sunday Mirror says as part of their negotiations to make Villas-Boas the new manager, Spurs ­chairman Daniel Levy checked Adebayor is a player the former Chelsea boss would be happy to work with and was given a positive response.

Villas-Boas also received a boost with the news last week that exciting ­midfielder Gareth Bale has pledged his future to Tottenham and agreed to sign a new-four year contract.