Emmanuel Adebayor
Adebayor scored just eight goals last season.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor's wage demands are delaying his exit from White Hart Lane.

Besiktas are in negotiations to sign the 29 year old who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week at Spurs after he took a pay-cut to join the club from Manchester City last summer.

But Adebayor's astronomical demands are preventing him signing a deal with Besiktas, while the Togo international also has concerns over the lack of European football available at the Turkish outfit after their appeal against a ban from next season's Europa League following match fixing allegations was upheld.

"We are interested in Adebayor however, we have to also consider his financial demands," manager Slaven Bilic said.

"Adebayor is a very talented player, anyone would like him to be a part of their squad," he added last week.

Following a successful loan spell with Tottenham in the 2011/12 campaign, during which the ex-Arsenal forward struck 18 goals and firmly dismissed his affiliation with the red half of north-London, Adebayor penned a permanent deal last summer.

The deal took months to finalise, with Adebayor refusing to budge from his £170,000-a-week salary he earned at the Etihad Stadium until a severance package worth £4m sweetened the deal.

Adebayor struggled to live up to the heights of his loan spell, scoring just eight goals in his second season at Tottenham, with his lethargic style of play in attack attracting unwanted criticism from supporters.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has made no secret of his desire to sign a new striker, but despite being consistently linked with moves for David Villa and Leandro Damiao - the former of which has joined Atletico Madrid - Tottenham are struggling to bring in a new component to their attack.

With only Jermain Defoe in reserve, Villas-Boas is unlikely to part with Adebayor without firming up a possible replacement, but should they sell the former Real Madrid hitman, it would free up plenty of space on the club's wage bill and potentially increase their leverage in the transfer market.