All the latest transfer news from Tottenham for 22 August 2011. Tottenham are said to be ready to sign Emmanuel Adebayor this week according to reports in England. Tottenham are said to be ready to sell Luka Modric and could allow David Bentley and Peter Crouch to leave the club this summer.
The Telegraph reports that Tottenham are on the verge of signing Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Tottenham left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has said that Adebayor is the player the White Hart Lane club need to lift the club back into the Premier League's top four. The newspaper claims that Tottenham has beaten Real Madrid in the race to sign the Togolese striker.
It is believed that Tottenham will sign the striker on an initial one year loan with an option to sign Adebayor this season. Real Madrid are said to be willing to wait until January and sign Neymar in the winter transfer window.
"I'm sure they will help massively with the wages anyway,'' Redknapp added. "If he comes and he's ready to play, and he's at it, he can be a real talent. He can bring people into play, do things. Rafa [van der Vaart] could play with him," Redknapp said.
The Metro claims that QPR are preparing a bid for Tottenham's David Bentley.
The newspaper claims that Neil Warnock, now backed by new QPR owner Tony Fernandez, will move for the winger in an attempt to strengthen his squad before the end of the transfer window. It is believed that Warnock will launch a £2.5 bid for the player believing they can sign the player on the cheap after Tottenham omitted Bentley from their 25 man Europa League squad.
Bentley himself has made no secret of his plans to leave White Hart Lane after a frustrating three years, and may fancy a short distance switch to the ambitious west London outfit.
Stoke City are said to be interested in Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios. However, reports in Italy claim AC Milan will offer Tottenham a sizeable transfer fee for the striker who impressed Milan chiefs during Tottenham's Champions League victory last season.
The Guardian reports that Harry Redknapp is ready to allow Luka Modric to leave White Hart Lane.
The newspaper reports that Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham would be stringer in the long term if they sold the play maker because Redknapp would be able to invest in 'three or four' new players.
Harry Redknapp is said to have tampered his desires to keep Modric by bemoaning the lack of transfer activity at White Hart Lane this summer.