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Tottenham demand Man City cover over 50% of Adebayor wages

Tottenham want Manchester City to cover Emmanuel Adebayor's wages if they're to sign him.

The Sunday Mirror says Spurs have told Manchester City they will have to ­continue to pay Emmanuel Adebayor £100,000 a week if they want to send the ­£25million striker on loan to White Hart Lane.

The Londoners are unwilling to break their wage structure to land the former Arsenal ­hitman and are only prepared to pay £60,000 of Adebayor's £160,000-a-week salary.

It is a nightmare scenario for City, with Roberto Mancini insisting he will never pick the Togo forward again.

City hoped Real Madrid would pay the £14m asking price for Adebayor after he went there on loan in January last season.

Even then, City paid a huge chunk of the striker's wages - and Madrid have not taken him on a permanent deal.

If they can't shift him, City may be forced to take up ­Tottenham's outrageous offer just to get him out of the club.

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