Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor is one of a group of players the club are considering signing during the January transfer window.

Adebayor has been a free agent after being released by mutual consent by Spurs in September 2015. The former Arsenal and Manchester City star was linked with a host of Premier League clubs in the run-up to the winter window with Chelsea also emerging a possible destination for the Togo international.

According to the Evening Standard, Adebayor was offered to Chelsea in December, while former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes the Blues moving for the 30-year-old is a "no brainer" given their current shortcomings up front.

But Pardew says there is no shortage of clubs considering a move for the striker. "We are trying to bring a striker in, whether it is permanent or on loan," Pardew told a press conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League meeting with Chelsea. "Steve [Parish] and I are working on it. Adebayor is a player that is there for somebody. It is a question of teams like ourselves asking whether we are the right fit.

"You can't dismiss anyone. You have to think of all the strikers who are available. There is a very small market for us. [Adebayor] is in that group. Not just for us, but for plenty of Premier League clubs."

Watford have also been in talks with Adebayor since December, according to the Evening Standard, although manager Quique Sanchez Flores has warned the striker cannot expect to displace Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney if he does arrive at Vicarage Road.

"He is 31, he has quality, he has experience, he has goals. So I understand that he can choose where he wants to play in the Premier League," the Watford boss said this week.

"It is not easy to come here to cover Deeney and Ighalo. They have a high performance every time and they are part of the soul of this team. It is difficult to challenge these players, so we need to be sensitive.

"We need to explain to the players on what condition they are coming to this team. I don't want any players coming here to cover strikers that think they are going to play easily, because it is not the real situation. We play with two strikers but it is difficult to take them out of the team, including in the match."