The Sunday Mirror says Adebayor has demanded that Tottenham pay him the £4million transfer fee they have agreed with Manchester City.
A City source said: "Ade's greed is unbelievable.
"He is just out to make money and does not care that he is endangering his career at the same time.
"Tottenham are also getting very annoyed by all of this.
"There is a real threat the move may not go through if Ade does not back down. If Ade has to stay at City, then Roberto Mancini has already made it pretty clear that he will just be left to rot in the reserves."