The Emmanuel Adebayor transfer saga has officially reached the David Bentley and Benoit Assou-Ekotto level. Just a couple of weeks after torpedoing a loan to Aston Villa because he didn't want to leave London, Tottenham's exiled striker doesn't seem to be leaving Spurs anytime soon. ESPN is reporting that West Ham have now ended their interests in bringing him in on loan as well.
This is significant, as Ade was nearly shipped off to the Boleyn Ground last January before Daniel Levy scuttled the deal over concerns about subsidizing his wages. This time, West Ham has ended their interest in Ade over concerns about "his wages and his temperament." Sound familiar? I bet Levy would like that January deal back now.
Adebayor has a year left on his contract, but has already been notified that he has no future at Spurs and was not given a squad number. He seems, at this point, to be content to see out the rest of his £100k/wk contract and be released on a Bosman next summer. Spurs also have the option of buying out his contract and releasing him on a free at any point, but are reluctant to do so if there's any chance that they can get anything for him in the transfer window.
With Ade wanting to stay in London and precious few London clubs willing to pay his wages, that's looking increasingly unlikely.