Tottenham Hotspur have less than 15 hours to complete their mission: find a new home for Emmanuel Adebayor. The forward arrived at White Hart Lane on loan in August 2011, and after scoring 18 goals for his new side, found himself a permanent deal with Spurs.
But since those heady days of double-digit goals, Adebayor has had a tough time of it. André Villas-Boas made him train with the youth team. Tim Sherwood may have liked him, but Adebayor is definitely not thriving under Mauricio Pochettino -- just two goals in 11 games this season.
So naturally, Spurs are trying to find someone to take him off their hands -- and off their books. The most likely candidate is Stoke City, with Mark Hughes having fond memories of guiding Adebayor back in 2009, when they were both at Manchester City.
Plus, the Potters have lost Bojan Krcic for the season, so they're in need of some help up top. Only problem is, they're likely not to want to pay Adebayor's £100,000-per-week wages.