Last Updated: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:48
Harry Redknapp does not know whether he will be allowed to keep Emmanuel Adebayor at Tottenham beyond the end of the season.
When Adebayor arrived at White Hart Lane on loan from Manchester City last summer there were serious doubts about his temperament, but he has defied the critics to become a key player for Spurs.
The Togo striker has scored 14 goals and his physical presence up front has allowed the likes of Rafael van der Vaart, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to prosper in midfield.
The 28-year-old wants to stay at Tottenham, but his reported wage packet of £170,000 a week will prove to be a big stumbling block in any negotiations.
Redknapp would love to keep the former Arsenal striker, but is unsure whether a deal can be agreed. The Tottenham manager said: "He scored two goals last week against Swansea and he has been excellent, but whether it's possible to do a deal, I wouldn't be sure.
"Manu is on loan at the moment and that's where we're at. The chairman will deal with (any negotiations) at the end of this season. I wouldn't have a clue whether (a permanent transfer) is a possibility or not."
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