Report: Crystal Palace could bid for Tottenham's Emmanuel Adebayor

Crystal Palace may look to bring in Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor before the close of the transfer window.

Crystal Palace could make a move for Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor should their deal for Lee Chung-yong fall through, according to the Daily Mail.

Palace have been chasing Bolton Wanderers' wide-man Lee for almost the entire winter transfer window, but the deal has hit a stumbling block today.

Bolton are looking for a £1 million fee for Lee, while the South Korean's wages are currently too high for Palace to match.

It means that the Eagles may move on and hunt down other targets, with Adebayor near the top of Alan Pardew's wishlist.

Palace want to bring in Adebayor until the end of the season, but they would be relying on Spurs continuing to pay the bulk of his wages.

Impact for Palace?

Lee and Adebayor are hardly comparable players, but it suggests that Pardew is determined to bring in attacking reinforcements - regardless of the position they play in.

Lee is a jinking winger, whereas Adebayor is an out-an-out striker, but clearly Palace feel they need goalscorers and providers to enhance their offensive threat.

If Adebayor does arrive he will join an already packed forward rank at Selhurst Park and there will be serious competition for places up front.

Palace have already brought in Yaya Sanogo and Shola Ameobi this transfer window, while Dwight Gayle, Marouane Chamakh, Glenn Murray and Fraizer Campbell are all still involved.

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