Fulham are in talks with Emmanuel Adebayor about a possible deadline day move to Craven Cottage, according to a report from Sky Sports.
The Togolese striker is currently without a club having been released by Crystal Palace over the summer. Adebayor, now 32, just once in 15 games for the Eagles during a six month spell at Selhurst Park after joining on a free transfer from Tottenham. Adebayor had previously scored 24 goals in 76 appearances at White Hart Lane when he signed for Spurs on a permanent basis in August 2012 after hitting 18 in 38 games during a successful loan spell. The forward three years at Manchester City, scoring 19 times in 44 games after a £25m move from Arsenal. Adebayor scored 62 goals in 141 appearances during a three and a half year spell with the Gunners. Since his release by Palace, Adebayor has been linked with a host of European clubs and it is possible that his international teammate Floyd Ayite has played a part in persuading him to open talks with Fulham.
Slavisa Jokanovic has been seeking new additions up front since the departures of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele, who contributed 40 goals for Fulham last season. He has been heavily linked with deadline day moves for Derby striker Chris Martin and Oostende forward Cyriac, so the link with unattached Adebayor is something of a surprise. The 6ft 3in striker’s wage demands would likely be a significant sticking point in any deal.