Emmanuel Adebayor is a shock target for Crystal Palace, who are now understood to be favourites for his signature.
The former Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham forward is a free agent after leaving White Hart Lane in September by mutual consent.
Palace are desperate for a goalscorer to spark life into their struggling striker corps, and made contact this week over signing Chelsea man Loic Remy.
But with the Blues reluctant to let the French international go and Queens Park Rangers playing hardball over a fee for Charlie Austin, Adebayor’s name has entered the frame.
Three other Premier League clubs are understood to have made enquiries with Adebayor’s entourage, although Aston Villa’s was dismissed outright after the debacle of last summer’s negotiations.
Send news and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org