According to The Sun, the Aston Villa hierarchy are hesitant over a deal for Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, despite Tim Sherwood being keen on a reunion.
Villa not only lost Fabian Delph to Manchester City on Friday, but are now poised to see star striker Christian Benteke leave the club, with the Belgian set to undergo a medical with Liverpool according to BBC Sport.
That leaves Sherwood short of options up front, with Benteke's goals firing Villa to safety last season - but the Villa boss may have a solution in mind.
The Sun report that Villa have opened talks with Tottenham over a deal for striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who has become an outcast at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino.
The 31-year-old may not be wanted at Spurs, but he flourished under Sherwood at White Hart Lane, and a reunion would allow the Togolese forward to replace Benteke.
However, The Sun's report states that the Aston Villa hierarchy aren't keen on a move for Adebayor given his wage demands and often-criticised attitude, but Sherwood's desire could win them over if the report is to be believed.
Should Villa sign Adebayor?
With Benteke seemingly set to leave, Villa need a goalscorer to fill that void, and Adebayor has certainly scored goals wherever he has played.
However, Villa's hesitance is well placed. Adebayor won't come cheaply in terms of wages, whilst concerns over his attitude may well be valid.
The forward has left each of his recent clubs acrimoniously, so it's natural to be cautious about him - but maybe Sherwood is the man who Adebayor can thrive under, making a potential deal worthwhile for Villa.