Spurs could land Emmanuel Adebayor if Aaron Lennon joins Manchester City

03 August 2011 10:41
Harry Redknapp has rekindled his bid to bring former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Tottenham in a sensational swap for Aaron Lennon.

Adebayor is out of favour at Manchester City but his ?170,000-a-week wages were preventing a move to White Hart Lane.

Swap shop: City could exchange misfit striker Emmanuel Adebayor for Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon

Even a loan move was proving too expensive for Spurs but, according to the Daily Mirror, Redknapp could get his man if he lets England winger Lennon leave for the Etihad Stadium.

City manager Roberto Mancini is keen to sign a wide player and turned his attention to Lennon as Arsenal managerArsene Wenger remains reluctant to part with Samir Nasri.

Out in the cold: Emmanuel Adebayor is training with Manchester City reserves

City and Spurs are looking at ways a deal can be done and Mancini wants the situation wrapped up sooner rather than later as the Italian is not finished in the summer transfer market.

Adebayor, who arrived at City in 2009 after two and a half years with the Gunners, enjoyed a loan spell at Real Madrid last season and would welcome a return to the Bernabeu.

Wide boy: Aaron Lennon (centre) has caught the attention of Roberto Mancini

But the Spanish giants distanced themselves from the 27-year-old this week as manager Jose Mourinho has other targets in his sights.

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