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Villa set to sign Spurs striker and Nantes midfielder

Adebayor is set to join Spurs. Credit: PA

Emmanuel Adebayor remains in talks with Aston Villa and the club could also snap up Jordan Veretout by the end of the week.

Togo international Adebayor is close to joining Villa on loan from Tottenham but talks are on-going between the two clubs.

The striker has reportedly had a medical and a deal could be struck within the next 24 hours.

The 31-year-old would be a direct replacement for Christian Benteke, who joined Liverpool for £32.5million earlier this month.

Adebayor is believed to have visited the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground on Tuesday and talks were ongoing away from the complex on Wednesday.

Nantes midfielder Veretout is also a target and could become the third player from Ligue 1 to join Villa by the end of the week.


New Spurs stadium to have 61,000 capacity

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their new ground will now have a capacity of 61,000.

The figure is an increase on the previous estimation of 56,250.

This comes following the confirmation the club have signed a ten-year agreement to host two NFL games per year at the new stadium, which will include a retractable pitch with a secondary playing surface for American Football.

Spurs to play host to NFL games for ten years

Spurs will host two NFL games a year in their new stadium, the club have confirmed.

The North London club have agreed a ten-year deal with the American Football authorities to have the games played at their replacement for White Hart Lane, which is adjacent to the current site.

NFL games will be played on a completely different surface, something which will protect the turf at the new stadium.

With growing enthusiasm for the NFL in the United Kingdom, we are committed to hosting NFL games in world-class venues and are excited to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to play games at their future stadium.

We share a vision and commitment to creating the best experience for our teams, fans and the local community.

– NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
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