Report: Adebayor refuses move to Parma due to salary demands

Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be keen to sell Emmanuel Adebayor in the January transfer window.

According to the London Evening Standard, Emmanuel Adebayor's wage demands are blocking his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur. 

Parma have recently been in talks with Spurs over the veteran centre-forward, who the London club have put up for sale, but they cannot afford his salary.

Adebayor has fallen out of favour at Spurs due to his own poor form and the rise of Harry Kane, who is now unquestionably the side's major attacking threat.

However, the former Real Madrid man is understood to be keen not to take a wage-cut should he leave White Hart Lane, and he is asking for a £100,000-a-week deal from any potential employers.

This is simply too much for Parma, who are struggling against the drop in Italy's top flight, to pay and it seems that their efforts to bring in the Togolese international will prove fruitless.

It will be a frustration for Spurs, who are desperate to offload Adebayor to free up room for additions.

As one of their highest earners, the 30-year-old's departure would bring their wage-bill down significantly and allow them to bring in their intended targets.

It is thought that Spurs have actively been offering the striker to MLS sides, while two Qatari sides also showed an interest in him prior to the transfer window

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