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Besiktas Eye Tottenham Striker Emmanuel Adebayor

Istanbul based side hope to persuade Spurs to sell.

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Turkish giants Besiktas are hoping to make a bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor if they can avoid a ban for alleged match fixing, Sky Sports reports.

The Togolese international’s future at White Heart Lane has been thrown into doubt after a disappointing campaign last season and continued speculation linking the cub to a number of new strikers this summer.

Besiktas have made their interest in the 29-year-old known, but fear that a potential ban on them for all European competition could harm their chances in landing the rangy striker.

The club faces a ban from the 2013-14 Europa League for their alleged involvement in match fixing last season, but they have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and are confident of seeing the decision overturned.

If the club are successful in their appeal and manage to be readmitted into the competition, Besiktas president, Fikret Orman, has revealed that he is ready to fly to London to wrap up a deal for the former Arsenal and Manchester City forward.

“We are interested in Adebayor, the transfer could still go ahead,” Orman is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror.

“The deal breaker for Adebayor was whether we would play in Europe this season, as soon as we are cleared I will travel to London and complete the deal.”


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