Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas could name Emmanuel Adebayor among his subs against Aston Villa.

The striker, signed from Manchester City in August, returned to training this week after missing the last five matches with a hamstring problem.

But AVB denied rumours on the internet that the player had walked out of the club in protest at not playing.

The boss said: "I'm not aware of these rumours. You are telling me something I do not know.

"His first training session was Tuesday and he had one training session."