Germans cannot find the cash to sign Ivorian forward.
Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 look unable to afford unwanted Tottenham Hotspur front man Emmanuel Adebayor before the summer transfer window closes on Sept 2, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Ivory Coast international has already been informed by Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas that he no longer had a future in north London this season, despite only arriving at White Hart Lane on a permanent deal worth £5 million from Manchester City last August.
However, the 29-year-old managed to register a disappointing eight goals and two assists in his 32 matches in total in all competitions for Spurs last time out, including just five goals in his 24 Premier League outings.
And now with Villas-Boas having brought in a number of new attacking players during the summer, including Valencia striker Roberto Soldado for a club-record fee of £26m to play in Adebayor’s position up front at the Lane, the Portuguese is said to be desperate to offload the Ivorian before the Sept 2 cut-off date.
And one of the clubs believed to be interested in signing Adebayor are Schalke, but despite recently managing to offload Swiss wide man Tranquillo Barnetta to Eintracht Frankfurt, the German giants are still said to be unable to afford to buy the Spurs forward, although they remain hopeful of being able to tie up a loan deal for the player before the window shuts on Sept 2.