As Tottenham Hotspur are preoccupied with their search for a new manager, Caught Offside reports are that Liverpool are preparing a move for Manchester City and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Negotiations between Spurs and City have stalled as chairman Daniel Levy is interviewing candidates for the managerial vacancy at White Hart Lane. 28-year-old Adebayor had scored 17 times at Spurs last season but his astronomical wages (said to be around £170,000 per week) have always been a problem for Tottenham who have a very strict wage structure, especially now they have gone two seasons without Champions League football. Despite Adebayor wanting a move away from Man City to play first team football, he is reluctant to take a pay-cut to leave the Etihad Stadium. New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is a keen admirer of Adebayor and believes he needs to strengthen his side with two forwards to help take them back into the top four after the current forwards misfired under Kenny Dalglish. He is already trying to push through a move for his former Chelsea youngster and on-loan Swansea striker Fabio Borini and he wants Adebayor to complement his new strike force. City are happy for Adebayor to leave after also spending time away at Real Madrid and will talk about a cut price deal with Liverpool, but the Merseyside club would need to pay Adebayor's wages in full if a move was to happen.