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Adebayor Tottenham departure could pave way for Chicarito bid?

Javier Hernandez

The Togo man could yet move to Besiktas, freeing up space and money for the Mexican

Emmanuel Adebayor’s potential departure from White Hart Lane could ultimately play a crucial part in any potential Tottenham bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Chicarito is reportedly a long-term target for Andre Villas-Boas, with the Portuguese eager to add to his options in the final third, with Roberto Soldado yet to hit top gear for the Lilywhites while Jermain Defoe could also depart the club in the near future.

Hernandez, meanwhile, could be open to a Tottenham move, provided the club can offer regular first team football, with the Mexican believed to be frustrated at the continued lack of extended playing time with the Old Trafford side.

That situation looks unlikely to change any time soon either, with the forward currently behind both Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie in the pecking order, with English youngster Danny Welbeck also favoured ahead of the 25-year-old.

Manchester United may also be open to a big money offer, as David Moyes and the Red Devils hierarchy prepare to up the ante in their pursuit of a world-class marquee signing for the reigning Premier League champions.

But any Spurs switch could ultimately hinge on Adebayor’s willingness to depart the club, with the forward currently frozen out of contention by AVB and attracting limited interest at best.

Only Turkish giants Besiktas have made a concrete offer for the striker, with the two parties previously close to agreeing a deal back in the summer.

That agreement ultimately fell through, but that hasn’t put the club off signing the player, with key figures at Besiktas already expressing an interest in rekindling a transfer agreement for the former Arsenal and Manchester City forward.

The main stumbling block for any move could be Togo forward’s wages though and whether the Turkish team can afford Adebayor’s demands.

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