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Transfer news: Tottenham look to offload Emmanuel Adebayor and a defender before deadline

Emmanuel Adebayor was frustrated by a missed chance
Image: Emmanuel Adebayor: Has failed to become the top striker he once promised

Tottenham are hoping to offload Emmanuel Adebayor and one of either Younes Kaboul or Vlad Chiriches on loan before the January transfer deadline, according to Sky sources.

Adebayor, 30, was offered to clubs earlier in the window but has so far rejected all chances to leave White Hart Lane both temporarily and on a permanent basis.

Sky sources understand Paris Saint-Germain and Queens Park Rangers remain interested in a temporary deal for the Togo international striker and Spurs remain hopeful he will agree to find first-team football elsewhere.

Younes Kaboul (R) and Jan Vertonghen of Spurs argue during the FA Cup Third Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley
Image: Younes Kaboul: Could leave White Hart Lane

And, if he does, Sky sources understand Tottenham will attempt to bring in another striker on loan before the deadline - one that is more suited to head coach Mauricio Pochettino's style of play.

Kaboul, meanwhile, is Tottenham’s captain but has become Pochettino's fifth-choice central defender after a string of poor performances, and has not featured in a league game since November.

Besiktas were known to have been interested in signing the French defender earlier in the window but reportedly could not agree a fee.

Vlad Chiriches celebrates
Image: Vlad Chiriches: Roma said to be interested

Chiriches has also endured an indifferent season, often filling in at right-back while Kyle Walker was sidelined with injury earlier in the season, and he has been reportedly of interest to Roma.

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Should Spurs seek a loan deal for a striker, it appears their options are limited. Sky sources understand they have cooled their interest in the Fenerbahce forward Emmanuel Emenike, for example, while Burnley have ruled out selling Danny Ings this month.

Sky sources understand Tottenham are interested in young MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli, who is also a target for Aston Villa, but reports that Spurs have signed Winston Reid on a pre-contract agreement for the summer are not true.

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