There is one solution for Tottenham to offload Emmanuel Adebayor, but time is running out.
Tottenham Hotspur were frustrated in their efforts to offload Emmanuel Adebayor in the transfer window - but there is one possibility left to attempt to exhaust.
The Israeli transfer window is the only UEFA league still open for business - but time is running out.
The deadline passes on midnight of September 8, leaving four days to try and somehow swing a deal to get rid of the unwanted striker.
Adebayor has so far been keen to dig in and see out the remaining year on his contract, resisting overtures from West Ham and Aston Villa during the summer.
It's unclear whether he could be tempted by the prospect of playing in Israel - but the nation does have a team in the Champions League group stages this season.
Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Swiss side Basel in the qualifiers, and have landed in Chelsea's group in the competition, which also comprises of Porto and Dynamo Kiev.
With that brings extra funds, money which could be put towards paying the high wages of the Togo international.
For Tottenham, any destination for Adebayor at this point has to be worth looking into, preferable to seeing him train with the reserves for the next few months.
We fully expect the striker to dig in and see out his contract with Spurs at this point, but it can't hurt the club to make a few enquiries while they can and aim to convince a club in Israel to make Adebayor an offer he can't refuse.