Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas remains hopeful of signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

Villas-Boas hopes the Togo striker, who was on loan at White Hart Lane last year, could sign next week.

He said: "There are talks (with City). They have been happening for quite some time.

"We have touched on different players in that position, but we have not been able to conclude a deal.

"Our focus and attention is towards that position, which we will try to sort out next week."