Chelsea Plot Move to Beat Tottenham to Signing of Man City Striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Stamford Bridge side keen on Etihad Stadium forward.

Chelsea are ready to enter the race to sign Man City striker Emmanuel Adebayor as the Blues look to land a forward before the transfer window slams shut.

The West London side have been linked with a number of potential striker signings but as yet have not managed to add to their complement of forwards at the club. Currently Roberto Di Matteo must rely on misfiring Spaniard Fernando Torres to lead the line with possible additional support from England international Daniel Sturridge and the Blues boss is keen to continue his summer spending in order to resolve the lack of options up front.

Owner Roman Abramovich is ready to continue flexing his financial muscles having already forked out £60m+ to bring in Oscar, Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Thorgan Hazard and is ready to fund a significant offer for the Man City striker who has fallen out with his club over Adebayor’s demand for an incentive to quit the club.

Tottenham had appeared to move closer to securing the former Arsenal man for as little as £7m and were even willing to meet the 28 year old’s current Man City wage packet but the deal has gone cold over the past few weeks and Chelsea are ready to make an offer.

Chelsea had been strongly linked with moves for Brazilian Hulk and Napoli forward Edinson Cavani but both FC Porto and Napoli have demanded fees that the Stamford Bridge side are unwilling to meet and are ready to make a move for what they deem a more reasonable option.

The fact that Adebayor is a proven Premier League marksman also acts in his favour as Abramovich looks to assemble a squad that can make up the 25 point gap that opened between Chelsea and the top of the Premier League.

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