Chelsea to beat West Ham to £100,000-a-week Spurs star – report

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a summer move for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is out of favour at White Hart Lane, with West Ham also interested.

The 31 year old has only made 12 Premier League appearances this season, scoring twice, and has not started a league game under Mauricio Pochettino since the away victory at Aston Villa in early November.

Spurs were willing to let the former Arsenal and Manchester City man leave on loan in January but chairman Daniel Levy blocked a move to West Ham, and now Chelsea are eying up an approach.

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Jose Mourinho wants Adebayor to join Chelsea as Didier Drogba’s replacement this summer, according to the Daily Express, with the Ivorian Blues legend expected to leave at the end of his one-year contract.

Adebayor’s £100,000-per-week wages have proved to be a stumbling block for several other clubs but Chelsea would be able to afford those, while Adebayor would likely be keen as he wants to remain in London.

With one year left on his Spurs deal, Adebayor could be picked up for a small transfer fee, and the North London outfit are hoping to get the Togo international off the wage bill at the end of the season.

Mourinho worked with Adebayor while at Real Madrid in 2011 and the powerful forward netted eight goals in 22 games during that six-month loan deal.

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He would have to accept that he would only be backup to Loic Remy and Diego Costa at Chelsea but the chance to win more trophies at another big Premier League club would probably be enough to convince Adebayor to make the move across London.

West Ham are believed to still be interested in the Spurs man but Chelsea would likely be a more attractive option for Adebayor.

Would Emmanuel Adebayor be a good signing for Chelsea? Should the Blues look elsewhere?


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