Schalke are prepared to offer Emmanuel Adebayor a way out of Tottenham Hotspur ahead of Monday's transfer deadline after reportedly making an offer of €8m.
The Togo international has drifted out of the limelight while Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini have secured a number of new signings to supplement the loss of Gareth Bale, who is close to completing his protracted move to Real Madrid.
After proving to be a hit during his first season at White Hart Lane - while on loan from Manchester City - the 29-year-old struggled to replicate that form last season where he managed to score a paltry five league goals.
Tottenham broke their transfer record in bringing Roberto Soldado to the club from Valencia this summer with the Spaniard already proving to be a hit having scored four goals in his first three games for the club.
And with Jermain Defoe again proving his worth with a brace in the club's Europa League win over Dinamo Tbilisi on Thursday evening, Adebayor finds himself at the back of the queue.
Bild suggest Schalke are now ready to negotiate a deal to bring the former Arsenal striker to the Vetlins Arena. The club were struck a blow last week when Klaas Jan Huntelaar, the club's leading goal scorer last season, suffered a knee injury that will see him side lined for several weeks.
Although the club have enlisted the services of Adam Szalai from Mainz this summer, they are looking to bring in another forward to ensure there is no shortage of goals having agreed to sell Teemu Pukki to Celtic.
It is suggested that the Bundesliga club may look to take Adebayor on a season long loan with an option to purchase him outright next summer on the table.
With Villas-Boas' side operating with a lone forward, Adebayor is likely to find his first team opportunities harder to come by with 20-year-old Harry Kane also looking to push into the first team.