Tottenham news – Spurs target Adebayor, Coulibaly signs, Redknapp challenges Levy not to sell

Spurs target Adebayor.

Harry Redknapp has moved to bring want away Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor to Spurs. It is understood that City want £14 million for the Togolese striker but maybe prepared to loan him out.

The Mirror reports that Spurs are interested in a one year loan deal with an option to buy. However, they are unlikely to match Adebayor’s wages of £175,000 a week. This clearly leaves the clubs miles apart in their valuations.

It is understood that Spurs may offer a loan fee in an attempt to bridge the gap. Real Madrid are monitoring the situation but are also not prepared to meet City’s valuation.

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Coulibaly signs.

Spurs have signed the Ivory Coast youth international Souleymane Coulibaly from Siena’s youth team. Coulibaly was a huge success at the Under 17 World Cup where he scored nine goals in four games.

A Tottenham statement said: “We are delighted to announce that we have reached an agreement with Souleymane Coulibaly to join the club.”

His playing style has been likened to that of Didier Drogba and was linked to a host of top European Clubs, including Real Madrid.

Redknapp challenges Levy not to sell.

Harry Redknapp challenged Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy not to sell Luka Modric last night, talking on Sky Sports.

“He sees it as a big opportunity for him but we want to keep him as well, he is a top player for us. We have to show the ambition to keep these players, your Lukas, your Rafas, your Gareth Bales.”

The Croatian midfielder wants to quit Spurs and move to Chelsea but their last offer of £27 million was rejected.

Redknapp is desperate to keep his player and feels it would show a real lack of ambition to sell him this summer.

The relationship between Modric and Levy reached breaking point last week when a war of words began. Levy has rejected Modric’s transfer request which lead the Croat to brand the Chairman as ‘arrogant’.

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