Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood thinks he could still sign Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
The 31-year-old's proposed loan move to Villa Park has reportedly broken down, despite the Togolese having visited the club's training ground.
"He was here and we spoke but he's a Tottenham player," said Sherwood.
"He's still a Tottenham player so something went wrong. If it can be revived and we think it's necessary, the two parties have to agree on it."
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The Villa boss managed Adebayor during his spell in charge at White Hart Lane between December 2013 and May 2014.
"At the moment there's no agreement and he's a Tottenham player," said Sherwood.
"It's unfair for me to talk about him, he's a Tottenham player and I can't speculate on where he might go."