The Hammers had reportedly made enquires about signing the 30-year-old striker on loan for the rest of the season.
West Ham were hoping that Spurs would subsidise Adebayor’s £100,000-a-week wages as they are unable to pay his entire salary.
However, Levy told Tottenham’s London rivals West Ham that they will have to pay the entire wage if they want to sign the former Arsenal star on loan, claims The Telegraph.
And that was the end of the ‘deal’, according to report.
Was Daniel Levy right?
The Telegraph claims that Levy did not allow Adebayor to join West Ham as they are competing with Tottenham for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
Although the former Manchester City striker is not considered an important part of the current Tottenham team, he could well have started to bang in the goals for West Ham.
Sam Allardyce’s side are looking genuine challengers for a top-four finish, and if Adebayor were to go and help them do that at the expense of Tottenham while still being paid by the Spurs, then it would have been a personal disaster for Devy.
Perhaps Tottenham will be unable to offload Adebayor before the transfer window shuts tonight, but keeping a misfiring striker is still a better option that loaning im out to a direct rivals.