Tottenham are looking to add to their attack with the signing of Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and hope to offload Emmanuel Adebayor in the process.

Adebayor is clearly third choice under Andre Villas-Boas having failed to impress during his time at White Hart Lane. The Togolese striker who joined the club on a permanent basis in 2012 after a season-long loan from Manchester City is currently on £100000-a-week but he is currently behind Roberto Soldado and Jermaine Defoe in the pecking order.

The Evening Standard is reporting that Besiktas remain a possible destination for Adebayor who was close to a Spurs exit in the summer until his high wage demands put off potential buyers while other clubs in the Middle-East and Russia are believed to be interested.

However it is reported that he wishes to remain in a higher profile European League having played in both the Premier League and La Liga in recent years.

Villas-Boas is keen to sign another striker when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year with Manchester United’s Mexican forward on the club’s list of targets. Adebayor earns close to £100000 a week making him the club’s highest-paid player but he struggled to find his best form last season after joining Spurs permanently in the summer of 2012.

At the end of last season Villas-Boas made it clear his priorities in attack lay elsewhere and then Adebayor’s pre-season was reduced when he was granted compassionate leave following the death of his brother.