The Loftus Road club had been linked with a loan deal for the player this week.
He has told his weekly press conference that while he rates the player highly, bringing him in from Spurs is unlikely to happen.
In quotes transcribed from the official club YouTube channel he said:
"I don't think they can. You know he is at Tottenham isn't he, I don't see that one.
"He's a good player but I don't see that happening.
"He's an excellent player isn't he? You don't play for Arsenal, Real Madrid, Man City and Tottenham if you are not a good player. But I wouldn't see that happening.
"No [wages not a problem]. I just wouldn't see him leaving Tottenham. Yeah it is an expensive deal, probably. We are looking at loans. I really don't know about that one [Adebayor on loan]."
Redknapp turned Adebayor's career around with a loan spell at Spurs after a struggle at Manchester City.
But he is now struggling for first-team football at Tottenham, with the form of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as a pair keeping him on the sidelines.
QPR were linked with the player yesterday by Sky Sports. Considering Adebayor and Redknapp's history it was an easy link to make but it would appear that the QPR boss does not feel confident about bringing the player in from his former employers.
The Togolese striker has not been a regular at Spurs this season. He has played just 11 Premier League games this season and scored just two goals so far this season.
He was given a leave of absence by the club in December to return to Togo for 'personal reasons'.