Chelsea could take chance on axed Spurs star if they can offload Falcao

Chelsea could explore a shock short-term move for Emmanuel Adebayor in January if they’re able to offload on-loan flop Radamel Falcao, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Togolese striker is currently a free agent after seeing his Tottenham contract terminated in September, but he’s unable to sign for another side until January as he was still tied to the Lilywhites when the last transfer window closed.

But despite his struggles at Spurs prior to the club’s decision to axe him, reports claim that Chelsea could pursue a stunning move for the 31-year-old if they’re able to break free of their loan deal with Monaco for Falcao.

The Colombian has struggled at Stamford Bridge since his arrival over the summer, netting just one goal in league action for Jose Mourinho.

There is a common belief that a serious knee injury picked up during 2013/14 has robbed the South American of the explosiveness that made him so dangerous at Atletico Madrid and Porto, but there is interest from elsewhere ahead of January with Chelsea thought to be willing to terminate his spell in west London.

Adebayor is said to be keen to stay in London, but would have to prove his fitness to any prospective suitors after spending a significant chunk of time without a club.