Manchester City misfit Emmanuel Adebayor was dealt a further humiliating blow on Thursday as he was forced to train with the club's youth team.
The former Arsenal striker, who was left out of the tour of North America, is in search of a new club after expressing his desire to leave Eastlands.
Adebayor is holding out for a permanent move to Real Madrid after spending the second half of last season on loan with the Spanish club.
However, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has also confirmed his interest in the Togo striker and is is hoping he can tie up a loan deal.
The White Hart Lane boss, on a pre-season tour in South Africa, said: 'The chairman, Daniel Levy, has been speaking about it, I am not sure if it will happen. He is a name that has certainly been mentioned.
'I spoke to the chairman about loaning the player and if we could work out a deal for him, I would like to bring him to the club.'