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Man City striker Adebayor defends his wage demands at Tottenham

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor remains hopeful of signing permanently for Tottenham.

Adebayor's wages - thought to be around £170,000 a week - are likely to be a sticking point as he wants to continue giving a large portion of his earnings charities in Africa, but still hopes a permanent deal can be struck.

"We all play football to gain money," Adebayor said.

"I am from Africa and I have to give something back to my community. I have been doing a lot of charity stuff.

"I am using my wages to do it and I will keep doing it until the end of my career so for me I will leave that (negotiations) to Harry Redknapp, chairman (Daniel) Levy, and (City chairman) Khaldoon (Al Mubarak) to find a solution between themselves."

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