AVB was hoping to bring Spain attacker to the Lane, while also offloading his own misfiring forward at the same time.
Chelsea have rejected an audacious approach from London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to swap front men Fernando Torres and Emmanuel Adebayor in the final hours of transfer deadline day, according to reports on Sportsdirectnews.com.
The north London club have been trying to buy another striker of late, despite recently landing Valencia forward Roberto Soldado for a club-record fee of £26 million.
However, Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas was unhappy with the attacking contributions of both Adebayor and England international Jermain Defoe at White Hart Lane in the previous campaign and as such, the Portuguese has been willing to listen to offers for both players of late, although so far there have been no takers for either.
Meanwhile, the Blues are also said to be concerned about the recent form in front of goal of club-record £50m striker Torres, who has netted just the one Premier League goal all year for the west London club.
And despite the recent return of Jose Mourinho to the Stamford Bridge dugout, the ‘Special One’ is believed to be happy to let the Spain international depart before the summer window closes on Sept 2, although only if the club can find a replacement for the misfiring front man.
However, it appears as though Spurs’ attempts to engineer a swap deal involving both men has failed.