Adebayor eager for Spurs stay

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Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor is determined to play for Tottenham again next season despite the club's failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Adebayor was a big hit last season at Tottenham, where he scored 18 times during a season-long loan from Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City.

Adebayor wrote on Twitter: "Loved my spell at Tottenham. We are working hard with the chairman to make it permanent. Will keep you informed!!"

Manager Harry Redknapp wants to sign the striker on a permanent basis, but his reported wage packet of £175,000 a week is way above what Spurs pay their top earners and City have warned there are plenty of other clubs interested in the Togo hitman's signature.

Chelsea's victory over Bayern Munich means Tottenham can not offer Adebayor Champions League football next term, but he still appears determined to stay at White Hart Lane.

The news that Adebayor is willing to stay at Spurs despite their failure to qualify for the Champions League is a boost to the club.

Winger Gareth Bale hinted before Chelsea became European champions last weekend that he would consider leaving if Tottenham were not playing in the Champions League next season while Luka Modric has refused to commit himself to Spurs beyond the summer.

Chairman Daniel Levy, who fought off interest from Chelsea in Modric last summer, has vowed to keep the club's top players and Redknapp is determined to add to his playing squad.

The Spurs boss has been strongly linked with moves for Marseille striker Loic Remy and Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen.

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