Tottenham are prepared to listen to offers for struggling striker Emmanuel Adebayor as they plan another bid for long-term target Leandro Damiao.

The Evening Standard has reported that Andre Villas-Boas has told Daniel Levy that his priority in the summer is to finally land the Brazilian forward, whilst adding that he is prepared to sacrifice Adebayor in order for it to happen.

Leandro Damiao
Tottenham have already bid for Leandro Damiao on three occasions. [Reuters]

Adebayor has struggled to replicate the success he had while on-loan last season, finishing as Tottenham's top goalscorer, and has scored just two league goals in his 16 appearances since joining for £5million in the summer.

It has not helped that the striker has picked up a number of niggling injuries and was away for close to a month at the Africa Cup of Nations, but it seems as though Tottenham would be willing to listen to offers less than 12 months after signing him on a permanent deal from Manchester City.

The Togo international signed a four year contract and is believed to be one of the highest earners at the club, reportedly earning close to £100,000-a-week.

There was previously interest from clubs in Russia and Turkey when the striker made it clear he wanted to leave Manchester City and the Standard suggests that Tottenham will hope their interest remains as Adebayor does not figure in the long-term plans of Villas-Boas.

Instead they will once again turn their attention to Internacional striker Damiao who has already been the subject of three offer from Tottenham. A last ditch offer was made at the end of January but it has so far been impossible to complete a deal.

Any potential deal has been complicated due to Damiao's third-party ownership issues but Spurs will hope that over the course of the summer they will be able to overcome any obstacles.

However, they may well be competing with Italian side Napoli who are also reported to be interested in bringing the Brazil international to Europe.

Napoli are currently second in the league and look like qualifying for the Champions League, something that Tottenham will also hope to be able to offer Damiao should he decide to leave Brazil.

The Serie A side are worried that they may lose star striker Edinson Cavani and may well have some serious spending power in the summer that could make it difficult for Tottenham to compete.