The R's have been linked with Adebayor all winter and a move edged closer to completion earlier today.
The 30-year-old has been told he can leave White Hart Lane, and QPR are keen to capitalise on the uncertainty over his future.
Originally they were expected to make a loan move, but Harry Redknapp's side are now hoping to bring him in on a permanent basis.
To do so could be tough, even though Adebayor has seen little first-team activity at Spurs. The Togolese striker will be looking for a big wage, while he also feels he has the ability to play in the Champions League.
What is the impact for Spurs?
If the deal does go through it can only be good news for Tottenham. Adebayor is unwanted by the club and his sale would allow them to reduce their wage bill considerably.
The Togolese forward is currently on a reported £100,000-a-week at White Hart Lane, making him one of the club's highest earners.
As a result, his departure could spark a late flurry of activity for Tottenham. The north London outfit have been operating on a sell-before-you-buy basis and Adebayor's departure would certainly give them room to bring in another player.
Burnley's Danny Ings is said to be on the club's wishlist by the Daily Mail, while Southampton's Jay Rodriguez is reported to be a deadline day target by The Sun.