Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could turn to Emmanuel Adebayor in a shock loan move this summer, if reports are to be believed.
The Daily Mirror state that the Portuguese boss could seek a reunion with the Tottenham striker, as veteran Didier Drogba is considering retirement at the end of the season.
With Diego Costa and Loic Remy, Chelsea already have plenty of firepower, but need another back-up option should injuries and suspensions hit.
Mourinho took Adebayor on loan at Real Madrid four years ago and was largely a success, scoring eight goals in 22 matches for Los Blancos while covering for the injured Gonzalo Higuain.
Now 31, the Togolese is desperate to leave White Hart Lane having found game time hard to come by under Mauricio Pochettino.
West Ham almost signed the striker on loan in January but Daniel Levy vetoed the deal to Spurs' rivals, telling West Ham they had to pay his wages in full.
The Hammers were unable to meet those demands and Adebayor has played just one game since.Reuse content