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Spurs target Chicharito as Adebayor replacement

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Tottenham have supposedly made Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez a January transfer target, according to The Independent.

Spurs are planning to fund his move to White Hart Lane with the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor, who is yet to make an appearance this season for the north London club.

Hernandez - who is often referred to as Chicharito, (which translates as ‘Little Pea’) - has been made a transfer target by André Villas-Boas to replace Adebayor.

The Spurs boss needs another striker as if one of his two main strikers got injured, he would be short of resources up front.

Adebayor is on £100,000 a week at Tottenham, but has fallen down the pecking order behind Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado who have been consistently high performers this season.

He had a poor 2012/13 campaign and has not featured in the first-team at all in the current season.

Besiktas looks to be a likely destination for the Togolese striker, although he has expressed a desire to remain in a top European League.

Chicharito has also become a rarity in the Manchester United lineup with Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck all playing at the top of their game.

The Mexican international has become frustrated about his lack of playing time and has hinted he would look elsewhere if first-team opportunities are more likely somewhere else.

Tottenham, were linked with the 25-year-old last summer, but now look like the team most likely to make a move for his services in the New Year, with the promise of regular football in north London.

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