Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor says his first choice is to sign permanently for Tottenham.

Adebayor, who has two years to run on his £170,000-a-week contract, and the 28-year-old hopes a permanent deal can be agreed to keep him at White Hart Lane.

"I don't know yet whether I'll be here or not next year but my first choice now would be to stay at Tottenham," Adebayor told the Evening Standard.

"I am not going to go on my knees and beg anyone; this is for others to sort out.

"If a deal can be done, then fine. I would love to play for Tottenham. If not, then trust me: I will keep Tottenham in my heart."