Liverpool prepare stunning discount deal for former Arsenal star

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Liverpool are being linked with a shock January move for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Togolese striker appears to be on the verge of an Eastlands exit following Roberto Mancini's announcement that the club have agreed a fee for Edin Dzeko, and Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has reportedly made an enquiry for the player.

SkySports continues the report by claiming the Anfield outfit will only be interested in a loan move due to the player's current wages, and that Liverpool face stiff competition from a number of other clubs. A bargain permanent switch could be in the offing in the future, although that would wait until the summer.

Real Madrid, Spurs and West Ham United are all thought to be interested in the former Arsenal striker, who moved to the Emirates in 2006 from French outfit Monaco.

His time with the Gunners was eventful, with Adebayor struggling to adapt to the Premier League at first before sparking into life for Arsenal during the 2007/08 season.

City would sign the player from Arsenal for a fee in the region of £25 million after a final season that saw things turn sour for the striker in north London.

His controversial celebration for the Citizens against Arsenal in their first league match after the move summed up the feeling, and the player is not the most popular figure amongst Arsene Wenger's outfit.

Liverpool have been linked with a string of strikers as they look to find an attacking foil for Fernando Torres on Merseyside, with Peter Crouch, Mario Gomez and Luis Suarez all thought to be on the radar in the past month.

Adebayor now appears to be the most-likely to make a Liverpool move this month, although there are still a number of hurdles that the two Premier League parties will have to negotiate if a deal can be completed.

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