Indeed, Villa have even offered the 31-year-old the chance to commute and spent some of his days training in the capital but Adebayor is said to be stalling on a move to Tim Sherwood's side.
The Mail suggest the Tottenham striker fears a relegation battle at Aston Villa and is therefore reluctant to finalise the details of his loan move to Villa Park.
That has reportedly alerted Crystal Palace, who are also said to be interested to be in the Spurs forward.
Should Palace make a move?
Considering the fact Aston Villa have already signed Rudy Gestede and Jordan Ayew this summer, it may be no disaster to lose out on Adebayor. Should Alan Pardew require a striker, though, he will have to think carefully about approaching the 31-year-old.
If the Tottenham man is having doubts about Aston Villa over a potential relegation battle, it doesn't exactly broadcast a desire to work hard. However well Crystal Palace may be projected to do this term, their campaign won't be a walk in the park by any stretch. They've recruited well so far but Adebayor might spoil that trend.